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2011-04-20 10:48:28

Women find men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers more attractive, according to findings in a study published by the British Royal Society's journal Biological Sciences. Previous studies which were conducted under the banner of evolutionary psychology, suggests that the drivers of human behavior are found in "nature" rather than "nurture," reports AFP. Led by Camille Ferdenzi of the University of Geneva, the new study was designed to find out if women are drawn to the...

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2011-04-08 09:20:00

Beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder, but a new study reveals that the reverse is also true; unattractiveness is in the eye of the beheld. Research published in Ethology finds that people with bloodshot eyes are considered sadder, unhealthier and less attractive than people whose eye whites are untinted, a cue which is uniquely human."Red, 'bloodshot' eyes are prominent in medical diagnoses and in folk culture", said lead author Dr. Robert R. Provine from the University of...

2011-03-22 21:27:42

Study shows exposure to female managers increases their popularity Do common stereotypes about female characteristics keep the number of women in management roles low? This is the question posed by Janka Stoker and her colleagues from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in their study´ looking at the factors which relate to managerial stereotypes. Their findings, published online in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology, suggest that increasing the...

2011-03-11 15:25:42

Theories have long proposed that testosterone influences competition among males trying to attract females. Findings from a recent study at Wayne State University give a clearer understanding of the links between testosterone and human mating behavior, and how testosterone is associated with dominance and competitive success when men battle for the attention of an attractive woman. The study engaged pairs of men in a seven-minute videotaped competition for the attention of an attractive...

2011-02-07 18:39:01

Are you still looking for a date for Valentine's Day? Here's some dating advice straight from the laboratory: It turns out there may be something to "playing hard to get." A study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that a woman is more attracted to a man when she is uncertain about how much he likes her. On the one hand, a lot of psychological research has found that person A usually likes person B about as much as they think...

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2011-01-11 09:55:00

When their romantic partners are not quintessentially masculine, women in their fertile phase are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men than are women paired with George Clooney types. But women with masculine-looking partners do not necessarily become more attracted to their partners, a recent study co-authored by a University of Colorado at Boulder researcher concludes. Meanwhile, a man's intelligence has no effect on the extent to which fertile, female partners fantasize...

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2011-01-07 06:15:00

A chemical signal released in the tears of a crying woman may temporarily lower a man's testosterone level if he is within sniffing range of the tears, even though there is no noticeable odor given off, according to researchers from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science and the Wolfson Hospital near Tel Aviv. It is the first such signal researchers have found in human tears, and it's probably not unique to just women's. Theirs were just the first to be studied. "It's hard to get men to...

2010-12-23 17:31:03

When prowling for a hook up, it's not always the good-looker who gets the girl. In fact, in a certain species of South American fish, brawn and stealth beat out colorful and refined almost every time. In a series of published studies of a South American species of fish (Poecilia parae), which are closely related to guppies, Syracuse University scientists have discovered how the interplay between male mating strategies and predator behavior has helped preserve the population's distinctive...

2010-12-21 15:31:56

A new University of British Columbia study has found that people identify the personality traits of people who are physically attractive more accurately than others during short encounters. The study, published in the December edition of Psychological Science, suggests people pay closer attention to people they find attractive, and is the latest scientific evidence of the advantages of perceived beauty. Previous research has shown that individuals tend to find attractive people more...

2010-12-20 08:15:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ If you're trying to look your best for the holiday season the key is to get a good night's sleep. For the first time, there is scientific backing for the concept of beauty sleep, according to the study's authors. The study, led by John Axelsson from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, investigated the relationship between sleep and perceptions of attractiveness and health. The authors believe this research is important in today's 24 hour society with the number of...


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