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On the evolutionary psychology of human attraction
Robert P. Burriss Ph.D.
A "trophy spouse" impacts perceptions of a leader's ability, with effects differing for male and female leaders.
Psychologists asked volunteers to take a narcissism survey and then estimate the size of their own heads.
Choosing a flattering photo for your dating profile may not get you far, recent research shows, if the accompanying text is riddled with errors.
Can you smell a winner? Scientists have investigated the links between victory in physical combat and body odor attractiveness.
Tinder, a popular mobile dating app, is often depicted in the media as the home of the Pick Up Artist. But is this true? How often do Tinder matches lead to sex?
Canadian psychologists test hypothesis that psychopathy has mating benefits.
Do polyamorous partners feel jealousy or joy when their lover finds someone new?
Do men and women in positions of authority speak with a deeper and more resonant voice?
Most of us think cheating is wrong and wouldn't want an unfaithful partner. So how do cheaters justify their bad behavior?
Psychologists think they know why some people cheat, but why do most remain faithful?
Psychologists investigate which physical characteristics men and women find most alluring in a theoretical partner.
Why do men and women exaggerate sexual enjoyment? Psychologists have revealed the top reasons.
New research investigates how disgust influences our desire for a casual fling.
A dose of oxytocin may increase the differences between men's and women's partner preferences.
New research suggests that female appearance-enhancement is associated with social costs as well as benefits.
Scientists have looked again at the claim that a low waist-to-hip ratio and body mass index are associated with higher levels of fertility.
Scientists test whether a feminine, glowing face is really evidence of physical health.
Psychologists find that being near animals can change what we find attractive in a partner.
Does sexual intimacy with a former partner help or hinder your recovery from a breakup?
Is you sex life impacted by a poor sense of smell?
Psychologists investigate the link between beauty and wedding-ring expenditure.
How the type of man a woman finds most attractive changes during pregnancy
Researchers reveal the six types of people who consider themselves straight, but have flings with same-gender partners.
Many of us often find a relationship with a big age difference to be off-putting, even when that relationship doesn't involve us! New research seeks to find out why.
Women often say they are seeking a man with a good sense of humor, but does it matter what kind of humor?
Are "hook-up" apps more appealing to men than women? Scientists have investigated whether gender or a desire for short-term relationships best explains our online dating behavior.
Many psychologists have found that their much-hyped research findings are difficult to repeat. Let's look at some recent examples from the psychology of attraction.
Psychologists have analyzed the clothing color choices of men and women on a reality TV dating show.
Are people who are distracted by attractive others more likely to cheat?
Do we prefer to stick with a partner or look for someone new?
Robert Burriss, Ph.D., is an evolutionary psychologist at Basel University in Switzerland. He produces The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast.