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2010-04-13 17:29:46

NEWARK, DEL. "“ Jealousy really is "blinding," according to a new study by two University of Delaware psychology professors. They found that women who were made to feel jealous were so distracted by unpleasant emotional images they became unable to spot targets they were trying to find. The researchers suggest that their results reveal something profound about social relationships and perception: It has long been known that the emotions involved in social relationships affect mental...

2010-03-20 11:11:38

SPPS research on testosterone levels and risk-taking in young men Los Angeles, CA -- The presence of an attractive woman elevates testosterone levels and physical risk taking in young men, according to a recent study in the inaugural issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by SAGE). Researchers asked young adult men to perform both easy and difficult tricks on skateboards, first in front of another male and then in front of a young, attractive female. The...

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2010-03-17 14:55:00

Scientists have found that women living in countries that are more disease ridden are far likelier to prefer "masculine" looking men instead of "feminine" looking ones. Psychologists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland studied a theory that masculine traits in men are a sign of genetic health. According to the hypothesis, this should also have an effect on women, whose choice of a mate is influenced by the chances of their offspring's survival. There were over 4,500 women recruited...

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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...

2009-11-18 14:19:50

Males have more pronounced personalities than females across a range of species "“ from humans to house sparrows "“ according to new research. Consistent personality traits, such as aggression and daring, are also more important to females when looking for a mate than they are to males. Research from the University of Exeter draws together a range of studies to reveal the role that sexual selection plays in this disparity between males and females. The study shows that in most...

2009-10-07 15:06:39

There is no doubt that modern contraception has enabled women to have unprecedented control over their own fertility. However, is it possible that the use of oral contraceptives is interfering with a woman's ability to choose, compete for and retain her preferred mate? A new paper published by Cell Press in the October issue of the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution reviews emerging evidence suggesting that contraceptive methods which alter a woman's natural hormonal cycles may have an...

2009-10-06 12:43:00

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Knockouts Haircuts for Men, the largest men's full service, hair care and grooming salon franchise in the nation, announces today that NEW RESEARCH SHOWS hanging out with hot women makes men feel better about themselves than they do when they hang around other men. Just being around a babe boosts men's levels of testosterone and cortisol, hormones that improve alertness and well-being. In tests, just five minutes in the presence of a pretty girl...

2009-09-04 00:52:02

Extra pounds do not keep men from asking women out and 54 percent of men say heavier women are better in bed, a poll conducted by dating Web sites indicated. Dating sites Date.com, Matchmaker.com and Amor.com polled thousands of members during July and August to see what they think about dating overweight men or women. Eighty-five percent of men agreed with the statement, A couple of extra pounds are fine by me, while 80 percent of men say overweight women are less bitchy than thin women....

2009-09-02 12:55:22

Waist-hip ratios may be the best indicator of obesity risk in the elderly, U.S. researchers suggest. The study, published in the Annals of Epidemiology, linked each 0.1 increase in the waist-hip ratio to a 28 percent relative increase in women's mortality rate -- the number of deaths per 100 older women per year. For example, for a hip size of 40 inches, an increase in waist size from 32-36 inches signaled a 28 percent relative death-rate increase. For men, the researchers found a threshold...

2009-09-01 16:38:33

Body mass index (BMI) readings may not be the best gauge of obesity in older adults, according to new research from UCLA endocrinologists and geriatricians. Instead, they say, the ratio of waist size to hip size may be a better indicator when it comes to those over 70.In a new study published online in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Epidemiology, researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that the waist-to-hip circumference ratio was a better yardstick for...