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2011-05-27 21:42:19

Part of what determines how much success you will have in the dating world is whether you have a good sense of whether people find you attractive. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that certain personality traits contribute to being a good judge of whether someone else thinks you're worth meeting again. The study is one of a series to come out of a big speed-dating experiment held...

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2010-02-26 10:40:00

Since at least the days of Socrates, humans have been advised to "know thyself." And through all the years, many, including many personality and social psychologists, have believed the individual is the best judge of his or her own personality. Now a psychologist at Washington University in St. Louis has shown that we are not the know-it-alls that we think we are. Simine Vazire, Ph.D., Washington University assistant professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences, has found that the...

2009-08-24 23:23:39

Women judge men's facial attractiveness on a sexual level, based on the jawbone, cheekbone and lips, and a non-sexual level of aesthetics, U.S. researchers say. Robert G. Franklin, a graduate student in psychology, working with Reginald Adams, an assistant professor of psychology and neurology at Pennsylvania State University, showed 50 heterosexual female college students a variety of male and female faces. The researchers asked the participants to rate what they saw as both hypothetical...

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2008-03-20 11:20:00

AUSTIN, Texas -- Although many researchers have believed women choose partners based on the kind of relationship they are seeking, a new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals women's preferences can be influenced by their own attractiveness. David Buss, psychology researcher at the university, has published the findings in "Attractive Women Want it All: Good Genes, Economic Investment, Parenting Proclivities and Emotional Commitment" in this month's Evolutionary Psychology....


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