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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)

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)

IU researchers offer new insights into how communities can tap into youth sports tourism
Two Indiana University researchers say creative marketing is needed to reach visitors in what's become a multibillion-dollar-a-year segment of the tourism industry: youth sports tourism. (2017-07-25)

FSU researchers discover an ugly truth about attractiveness
New research from Florida State University finds the attractiveness of a romantic partner can influence a person's desire to diet and seek a slim body, though that motivation contrasts sharply between men and women. (2017-07-14)

Fish prefer to swim with sporty shoalmates
Just like humans, many fish like to surround themselves with active companions -- but frisky friends also make for fierce competition. New research from PhD student, Ms Anna Persson, and a team of researchers from the University of Glasgow, UK reveals that minnows would rather swim with their most active friends, even if they pose more of a threat. (2017-07-05)

Selfies: We love how we look and we're here to show you
Nearly 52 percent of all selfies fell into the appearance category: pictures of people showing off their make-up, clothes, lips, etc. Pics about looks were two times more popular than the other 14 categories combined. (2017-06-21)

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)

There's more to attraction than what meets the eye
Attractiveness isn't just a matter of good looks, but also the right voice and scent, highlights a mini review in Frontiers in Psychology. (2017-05-18)

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)

Best-looking politicians lean right, best-looking scholars lean left
In politics, right-leaning politicians are in general physically more attractive, but in academia it is the other way around. A new study conducted at the Swedish School of Social Science at the University of Helsinki argues that right-leaning politicians are more highly rewarded for attractive looks than left-leaning politicians. (2017-03-29)

People's romantic choices share characteristics, but for different reasons
The people one dates share many similarities -- both physically and personality-wise -- a new University of California study has found. (2017-03-22)

How were female patients perceived after face-lift surgery?
Face-lift surgery is among the most common facial cosmetic procedures performed. Lisa Ishii, M.D., M.H.S., of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and coauthors conducted a web-based survey of casual observers who were shown photographs of female patients who had face-lifts to assess perceptions of age, attractiveness, success and health. (2017-03-16)

By the numbers: What are the most attractive female lips?
What dimensions might create the most attractive lips in women? A new study published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery used focus groups and morphed computed images to try to find out because established guidelines may help achieve optimal outcomes in lip augmentation. (2017-02-16)

Do you really get paid less if you're 'ugly'?
Do beautiful people earn more while those who are not so gorgeous are paid less? It's not as simple as that, according to Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK and Mary Still of the University of Massachusetts in Boston. People's salaries are influenced by more than just physical attractiveness, and individual differences count too. The study is published in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology. (2017-02-16)

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)

Large increase in eye injuries linked to laundry detergent pods among young children
Between 2012 and 2015, the number of chemical burns to the eye associated with laundry detergent pods increased more than 30-fold among preschool-aged children in the US, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. (2017-02-02)

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)

Room upgrade programs can increase hotel profits up to 35 percent
Standby upgrade programs are an innovative way for hotels to increase annual revenue by as much as 35 percent. However, new research in an upcoming edition of the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management finds that the success of a standby upgrade program is directly tied to the type of guests who frequent the hotel, and the types and quantity of rooms available. (2017-01-18)

Females seeking a sex partner can tell whether males experienced stress during adolescence
Sexual preference is influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2017-01-05)

Pessimists -- you aren't alone in feeling down
In a new study called 'Even Optimists Get the Blues: Inter-Individual Consistency in the Tendency to Brace for the Worst,' published in the Journal of Personality, Kate Sweeny, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, and Angelica Falkenstein, a graduate student in psychology at UCR, find that there are no differences between optimists and pessimists when it comes to potential bad news. (2016-12-13)

Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences, UCLA psychologists report
Infants less than a year old, who have yet to learn language, are aware of ethnic differences, a new study by UCLA psychologists shows. (2016-12-13)

Voice appeal
In a study to be presented during the 172nd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 5th Joint Meeting with Acoustical Society of Japan, a Canadian researcher has new data about the vocal attractiveness of consonants. Vowels are already well studied and there are several acoustic cues intrinsic to vowels -- such as pitch -- that effect listeners' judgments of attractiveness. According to the researchers, consonants are different. (2016-11-28)

It's all in the eyes: Women and men really do see things differently
Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that included psychologists from Queen Mary University of London. (2016-11-28)

Princeton-led study finds facial impressions driven by our own experiences
The pseudoscience of physiognomy -- judging people's character from their faces -- has been around for centuries, but a new Princeton University study shows that people make such judgments based on their own experiences. (2016-11-14)

Reading the right sexual cues
Both college men and women focus primarily on a photographed woman's nonverbal emotional cues when making snap decisions about whether she is expressing sexual interest at a particular moment in time. Physical attractiveness plays a much larger role in how college men than women make these quick judgments. This is according to a study in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, published by Springer. (2016-10-26)

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)

Climate change will see some males get sexier
A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it's all set to beat climate change -- the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population explosion. (2016-10-03)

YouTube videos promote positive associations with alcohol use
'F**k it! Let's get to drinking -- poison our livers!' According to researchers at the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, lyrics such as these in YouTube music videos may harmfully influence adolescents in Britain. Their study is published in Springer's International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. (2016-09-06)

Cosmetic therapy: The link between makeup and a down economy
The 'lipstick effect' phenomenon has occurred during every major recession in US history and multiple explanations for it have been proposed, but new research from the University of Notre Dame and Bocconi University, for the first time, shows that women's motivations during these economically challenging times have moved beyond women's instinctive need for a male provider. (2016-07-20)

New research shows men more aggressive on dating sites, women more self-conscious
When it comes to messaging users on dating websites, men tend to be more aggressive and contact users they are interested in, whereas women tend to be more conscious of their own attractiveness to other users, according to new research. (2016-07-19)

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)

Looking for a good nonprofit CEO?
A psychology study that examined faces of CEOs for leadership qualities -- power, warmth, etc. -- to predict success as leaders of either nonprofit organizations (NPOs) or or profit-driven corporations. The more trustworthy and likable the face, the better-suited for NPOs. (2016-06-22)

Children less likely to trust ugly people
Is beauty only skin deep? Children don't seem to think so, like adults and babies, children think the uglier you are, the less trustworthy you are. (2016-06-13)

The art and science of promotional pricing
Normal rules of economic behavior would dictate that free upgrades to a particular product would move it out the door in record numbers. Somewhat counterintuitively, new research from Professor Wen Mao reveals that a token upgrade fee, even no more than a penny, is often more attractive to consumers than a freebie. (2016-06-01)

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)

More than half of EU citizens questioned now think e-cigarettes are harmful
More than half of Europeans now think that e-cigarettes are harmful -- a proportion that has nearly doubled in two years -- show the latest results of a European Union-wide survey, published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2016-05-24)

Genital size doesn't matter -- for fish
Big isn't always better when it comes to the size of male genitals. They found when it comes to fish, females don't find males with big genitals any more attractive than those with normal or smaller genitals. (2016-05-18)

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)

E-cigarettes not meeting potential as 'disruptive technology,' Georgia State public health study shows
Most smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes have rejected them as less satisfying than regular cigarettes, reducing their potential to be a 'disruptive technology' that could help a significant number of smokers to quit, according to a recent study by a team of researchers at the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science at Georgia State University. (2016-05-09)

Deep male voices not so much sexy as intimidating
Male voices are not deeply pitched in order to attract female mates, but instead serve to intimidate the competition, according to a team of researchers studying a wide variety of primates including humans. (2016-05-05)

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