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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...

2009-08-12 13:30:47

Women are not that interested in casual sex, but women are more willing if the man is exceptionally attractive, British researchers suggest. Dr. Achim Schutzwohl of Brunel University in London and his team says research shows men are more likely than women to report having had casual sex and they express a greater desire for it than do women. Schutzwohl and colleagues asked 427 male and 433 female students from the United States, Germany and Italy to answer a questionnaire. The study...

2009-08-11 09:17:44

Men are far more interested in casual sex than women. While men need to be exceptionally attractive to tempt women to consider casual sex, men are far less choosy. These findings by Dr Achim Schtzwohl, from the Department of Psychology at Brunel University in the UK, and his team are published online in Springer's journal Human Nature.The research shows that men are more likely than women to report having had casual sex and they express a greater desire for it than do women. It is also...

2009-06-29 00:00:38

Most men agree on which women are hot, but some women can find a man attractive while others don't, U.S. researchers found. Wake Forest University psychologist Dustin Wood and study co-author Claudia Brumbaugh of Queens College had more than 4,000 participants in the study rate photographs of men and women -- ages 18-25 -- for attractiveness on a 10-point scale ranging from not at all to very. The raters ranged in age from 18-70. Before the participants judged the photographs for...

2009-06-26 13:55:42

Hot or not? Men agree on the answer. Women don't.There is much more consensus among men about whom they find attractive than there is among women, according to a new study by Wake Forest University psychologist Dustin Wood.The study, co-authored by Claudia Brumbaugh of Queens College, appears in the June issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology."Men agree a lot more about who they find attractive and unattractive than women agree about who they find attractive and...

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2009-06-24 08:58:34

Researchers are baffled to find indications that women have more of an issue with looking at babies with facial birth defects than men. Psychiatrists from the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, who were studying perceptions of beauty, had expected quite a different reaction. The study being published on Wednesday raises more questions than it can answer. In a previous study, The McLean team observed men and women viewing photos of adult faces on a computer. The pictures were to be rated...

2009-06-23 11:00:17

Dr. Janet D. Latner, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, has co-authored an article in the July 2009 edition of the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy on "Weight Stigma in Existing Relationships."The research"”conducted jointly by Professor Latner and New Zealand clinical psychologist Dr. Alice D. Boyes (www.aliceboyes.com)"”addresses body image, weight, romantic relationships, and differences between men and women.Associations between...

2009-06-03 10:11:12

Neuroscientists found woman's partner status relevant for her interest in the opposite sexA study by neuroscientist Heather Rupp and her team found that a woman's partner status influenced her interest in the opposite sex. In the study´, published in the March issue of Human Nature, women both with and without sexual partners showed little difference in their subjective ratings of photos of men when considering such measures as masculinity and attractiveness. However, the...

2009-06-01 00:45:47

Women are more sensitive than men to appearance rejection, U.S. researchers say. Lora Park, assistant professor of psychology, graduate student Ann Marie DiRaddo of the University at Buffalo, and Rachel Calogero of the University of Kent in England said the study also finds men and women who had internalized media ideals of attractiveness had higher levels of appearance-based rejection sensitivity than did their peers. The study, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, says no...

2009-05-29 13:47:27

More evidence that pressure to be "attractive" provokes negative outcomes People who feel pressure to look attractive are more fearful of being rejected because of their appearance than are their peers, according to a new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Kent. The study of appearance-based rejection sensitivity among college students was conducted by Lora Park, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and graduate student Ann Marie DiRaddo, of the...


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