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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...

2009-05-29 00:32:55

Women who didn't have sexual partners spent more time evaluating photos of men, demonstrating a greater interest in the photos, U.S. researchers said. Indiana University neuroscientist Heather Rupp of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, said no such difference was found among men who had sexual partners and those who did not. For the study, 59 men and 56 women ages 17 to 26 rated 510 photos of opposite-sex faces for realism, masculinity/femininity,...

2009-05-16 14:38:20

Good-looking men and women have a greater confidence that gives them an edge in the job market, a study from the University of Florida showed. We've found that, even accounting for intelligence, a person's feeling of self-worth is enhanced by how attractive they are and this, in turn, results in higher pay, Timothy Judge, the study's lead author, told ScienceDaily in a story published Saturday. Judge and his team compared data from the Harvard Study of Health and Life Quality on 191 men and...

2009-04-29 20:08:35

A survey suggests most Swedes believe the country's men were more masculine in the past than now. The online survey of 1,003 people between the ages of 15 and 64, conducted by YouGov on a contract from MBT Shoes, found 51 percent of those polled -- including 58 percent of male respondents -- believe Swedish men were more masculine in the past, The Local reported Wednesday. Nine percent of respondents said they believe Swedish men are more masculine than the males in other countries, while 19...

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2009-04-23 15:30:00

University of Miami study shows that physical attractiveness, personality, and grooming are good predictors of grades in high school and may indicate future success in college and labor markets Do personal traits predict success in school? If so, which dimension of one's outward appearance can tell the most about academic achievement? The answers to these questions are found in a new study by researchers from the University of Miami Health Economics Research Group. The study is the first to...

2009-04-22 23:51:38

A University of Miami study reveals physical attractiveness, personality and grooming can impacts grades in high school. Michael T. French, one of the authors of the study, said several previous studies found that physical attractiveness is significantly related to labor market earnings for men and women. However, the study found that physical attractiveness was not the most important non-cognitive predictor of grades, French said. Instead grooming and personality were stronger predictors...

2009-04-22 18:06:10

British researchers demonstrated that consuming alcohol did not affect how men judged the age of women. Vince Egan of the University of Leicester School of Psychology and Giray Cordan of the University of Exeter say the study has important legal implications if alcohol is cited as a cause of impairing judgment in cases of unlawful sex with a minor. The study found that young females are typically viewed as being older than they actually are, but having consumed even large amounts of alcohol...

2009-04-22 10:25:11

UC Riverside biologists researching the behavior of field crickets have found for the first time that female crickets remember attractive males based on the latter's song, and use this information when choosing mates.The researchers found that female crickets compare the information about the attractiveness of available males around them with other incoming signals when selecting attractive males for mating.The finding shows that social learning "“ the ability to learn information from...

2009-03-10 08:20:00

 College women may be drinking to excess to impress their male counterparts on campuses across the country, but a new study suggests most college men are not looking for a woman to match them drink for drink.A survey of 3,616 college students at two American universities found an overwhelming majority of women overestimated the amount of alcohol a typical guy would like his female friends, dates or girlfriends to drink. The results can be found in the March issue of Psychology of...

2009-03-02 00:20:00

Researchers in Germany have confirmed what many suspected -- most say an ideal woman's figure is slim and has a relatively small waist-to-hip ratio. Web-based research quantified the attractiveness of the female form using morphing software. The researchers manipulated the features of one woman into 243 variations with differing leg lengths, weights, bust sizes, and hip and waist widths. More than 34,000 people judged the attractiveness of the images. While the woman's face remained exactly...