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Why is some social media content interpreted as bragging?
People who post personal content on social networking sites such as Facebook and try to present themselves in a positive light may be perceived as bragging, and therefore be less attractive to others, according to a new study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. (2017-01-31)

Study finds that people are attracted to outward signs of health, not actual health
Findings published in the journal Behavioral Ecology reveal that skin with yellow and red pigments is perceived as more attractive in Caucasian males, but this skin coloring does not necessarily signal actual good health. (2017-02-13)

Pictures in your head -- the secret of beautiful poems
The more a poem evokes vivid sensory imagery, the more we like it. (2017-12-13)

Key plant species may be important for supporting wildflower pollinators
Increased agricultural production has likely led to loss, fragmentation, and degradation of flower-rich habitats for pollinators. To counteract these negative effects of modern agricultural practices, efforts to maintain and restore diverse plants in agricultural landscapes -- called agri-environmental schemes (AES) -- have been implemented in numerous European countries. (2017-10-05)

Instagram micro-celebrities
Physical attractiveness, high-quality photos, interesting content, engagement with the audience, and subject competence are the key contributing factors to Instagram micro-celebrities' success, according to a study which examines the influence of online celebrity endorsers on consumer purchase intentions. The research was conducted by Oxana Trofimenko from HSE University jointly with Elmira Djafarova of Newcastle Business School. (2018-04-18)

Male fruit flies can smell a good mate based on her metabolism
A female fruit fly must balance her energy usage between making eggs now and storing nutrients for later. This balance affects the pheromones that she produces and impacts whether male fruit flies find her attractive, report Tatyana Fedina of the University of Michigan and colleagues, Aug. 17, 2017 in PLOS Genetics. (2017-08-17)

Close relations exhibit greater agreement on the attractiveness of faces
Researchers at Harvard University have shown that spouses, siblings and close friends are more likely to have similar preferences with regard to the attractiveness of faces. (2007-12-12)

Nodding raises likability and approachability
The act of nodding positively affects the subjective likability of people by about 30 percent and their approachability by 40 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from Hokkaido University and Yamagata University in Japan. (2017-11-27)

Physical activity in schools can improve children's fitness
A structured physical activity programme at school can improve children's fitness and decrease body fat, a study published on bmj.com today shows. (2010-02-23)

For some people, attractive wives and high status husbands enhance marital quality
Researchers from Florida State University found that maximizing men -- those who seek to make the 'best' choice -- who had attractive wives were more satisfied at the start of their marriages than maximizing men who had less attractive wives, and maximizing women who had high status husbands experienced less steep declines in satisfaction over time than maximizing women who had low status husbands. (2019-03-28)

Study shows star-shaped bread popular with children and could encourage more healthy eating
New research on different colors and shapes of bread, presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (May 23-26), shows that star-shaped bread is particularly popular with young children and could help them make healthy food choices. (2018-05-25)

Gender bias sways how we perceive competence in faces
Faces that are seen as competent are also perceived as more masculine, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. (2018-12-07)

Money really does matter in relationships
Our romantic choices are not just based on feelings and emotions, but how rich we feel compared to others, a new study published in Frontiers in Psychology has found. (2016-05-24)

Are looks more important than personality when choosing a man?
When mothers and daughters have to choose potential partners, they do not look much further than skin deep. Mothers will choose a man who is only reasonably attractive for their daughters. Daughters on the other hand prefer an attractive man, no matter how respectful, friendly, or intelligent he may be. This is according to a study in Springer's journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, led by Madeleine Fugère of the Eastern Connecticut State University in the US. (2017-04-04)

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
Men under the influence of alcohol are more likely to see women as sexual objects. This is according to a study which moves beyond the mere anecdotal to investigate some of the circumstances and factors that influence why men objectify women. The research is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles and is led by Abigail Riemer of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the US. (2017-12-20)

Predictors for infidelity and divorce highlighted in new research
New research from Florida State University highlights ways to keep love and also identifies clear predictors for failed relationships. (2018-02-12)

Research shows that parental care is associated with mate value in adult offspring
Adults, who report having received higher levels of parental care in childhood, perceive themselves as more attractive mates. In particular, maternal care is associated with experienced mate value in adulthood. (2018-02-20)

Opposites attract -- unless you're in a relationship
If we are in a relationship we are more likely to be attracted to faces resembling our own, but for single people, opposites attract. Relationship status affects who and what we find attractive, found a study published in Frontiers in Psychology. (2016-07-14)

When music makes male faces more attractive
Women rate photographs of male faces more attractive and are more likely to date the men pictured when they have previously heard music. Moreover, highly arousing music led to the largest effect on sexual attraction. A team of psychologists led by Manuela Marin (University of Innsbruck) and Helmut Leder (University of Vienna) explains the significance of this finding in relation to the origins of music in their latest publication in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. (2017-09-13)

The ugly truth about one night stands
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 Schützwohl, from the department of psychology at Brunel University in the UK, and his team are published online in Springer's journal Human Nature. (2009-08-11)

Survival strategies for women in a youth-centric world
The idea of aging well assumes that a mature individual remains active, healthy, and attractive. Society places this demand on women in particular. Researchers from the Higher School of Economics have published an article in Ageing & Society that looks at the strategies women over 50 choose. (2018-01-15)

Why humans find faulty robots more likeable
In a recent study, researchers examined how people react to robots that exhibit faulty behavior compared to perfectly performing robots. The results, published in Frontiers in Robotics and AI, show that the participants took a significantly stronger liking to the faulty robot than the robot that interacted flawlessly. (2017-08-04)

Phobic anxiety is linked to sexuality issues in women who are breast cancer survivors
A University of Cordoba research project reveals that mental well-being is a determining factor in sexual dysfunction in women affected by this kind of cancer. Psychological variables are determining factors in sexuality development. (2018-11-05)

What do the red 'ornaments' of female macaques mean?
Scientists demonstrated that, contrary to what had been assumed for several years, colour variations among female macaques do not precisely indicate the time of ovulation. On the other hand, dominant female macaques, who usually have greater reproductive success, have darker hindquarters. (2019-07-19)

Thinking about germs makes people concerned about how they look
People who worry a lot about germs appear also to be especially concerned about their physical appearance, a new study shows. (2017-12-18)

Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens
Virginia Ramseyer-Winter, assistant professor of social work, found negative body image is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women. (2017-06-21)

What a handsome schnoz!
Researchers find evidence supporting both male-male competition and female choice as factors in the evolution of the enlarged male nose in proboscis monkeys. (2018-02-21)

Children infected with malaria parasites produce odour more attractive to mosquitoes
Researchers smell opportunity for new malaria test and control methods after odour study carried out with Kenyan children. Finding is a major step forward in malaria research. (2018-04-16)

Relationship satisfaction depends on the mating pool, study finds
Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, a finding that relates to evolution's stronghold on modern relationship psychology, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin. (2016-05-17)

Ornamental plants for conserving bees, beneficial insects
A new study provides a detailed and systematic assessment of pollinators and biological predators on plant species. Visual observations and sampling via sweep nets showed that hoverflies, small bees, skippers, predatory plant bugs, and parasitic wasps were frequent visitors to the specially designed Butterfly and Conservation Gardens. Agastache and Celosia were determined to be the most frequently visited by pollinators among 74 plant taxa in the study. (2016-10-13)

Relevant social stimuli may reduce interest in drugs
Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA), specialized in addictive disorders, have demonstrated in an animal model that the presence of a relevant social stimulus reduces interest in cocaine. (2019-11-15)

Plastic and reconstructive surgery ... in brief
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ... in Brief is distributed monthly and designed to keep you updated on the most current scientific news from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2009-02-27)

New study looks to biological enzymes as source of hydrogen fuel
Research from the University of Illinois and the University of California, Davis has chemists one step closer to recreating nature's most efficient machinery for generating hydrogen gas. This new development may help clear the path for the hydrogen fuel industry to move into a larger role in the global push toward more environmentally friendly energy sources. (2019-11-25)

Teens' same-gender friendships key to later satisfaction in romantic relationships
A new longitudinal study sought to identify the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s. The study found that the skills teens learn in friendships with peers of the same gender were the strongest predictors of later romantic satisfaction. (2019-01-24)

Is our personality affected by the way we look? (Or the way we think we look?)
To what extent is our personality an adaptation to our appearance or even our physique? A team of scien-tists at the University of Göttingen has investigated this question. Their results: it depends - on our gender and on which behaviour. The study was published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. (2019-02-11)

Tetris: It could be the salve for a worried mind
The venerable video game Tetris was used in a recent experiment to create a state of 'flow' -- the term psychologists use to describe a state of mind so engaged it makes the rest of the world fall away, and time pass more quickly. UCR researcher Kate Sweeny and her team have found that state of perfect disengagement may improve the otherwise-emotionally unpleasant experience of awaiting uncertain news. The participants who achieved flow - those in the adaptive group - experienced less negative emotion. (2018-10-25)

Psychologist explains the neurochemistry behind romance
The Beatles' George Harrison wondered in his famous love song about the (2007-02-12)

Does rhinoplasty change perceptions of attractiveness, success, health?
Participants in a web-based survey who viewed pictures of patients before and after rhinoplasty rated patients after surgery as more attractive, successful and overall healthier, in an article published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. (2017-10-19)

The laws of attraction: Pheromones don't lie, fruit fly research suggests
For the first time, scientists have shown that a female fruit fly's pheromone signals can actually tell males how much energy her body has invested in egg production versus in storing away energy for her own survival. And it's a signal that she can't change in order to make herself more attractive. (2017-08-17)

Obesity affects job prospects for women, study finds
Obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when applying for jobs and receive lower starting salaries than their non-overweight colleagues, a new study has found. (2012-04-30)

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