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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...

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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