Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
January 2004 |Vol. 18, No. 1


Developmental and Evolutionary Aspects of Female Attraction to Babies

By Dario Maestripieri, PhD

Humans have a natural propensity to be attracted to the features of baby faces and that this innate perceptual bias evolved to enhance interest in infants and motivation to engage in caregiving behavior.


  • Did Someone Move the Cheese?
    Over the last couple of years, we have been hearing, sometimes loudly and sometimes quietly, that those agencies that fund psychological research are going to be doing business differently.
    By Merry Bullock, PhD