7th of August 2015

Research Report, August 7th 2015

Lady in Red: Hormonal Predictors of Women’s Clothing Choices

Summary: “We employed frequent hormone sampling to more accurately assess ovulatory timing and used a within-subjects design. We found that women were more likely to wear red during the fertile window than on other cycle days.”

Dark Traits [In Men]: Sometimes Hot, And Sometimes Not?

Summary: A new study of almost 2,000 Finnish women shows that women can detect ‘Dark Triad’ traits (i.e., Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy) in men’s faces, and more promiscuous women who are naturally cycling (not on the pill) prefer more narcissistic men.

Is Intelligence in Early Adulthood Associated With Midlife Physical Performance Among Danish Males?

Summary: A study of almost 3,000 Danish men shows that higher early-adult IQ predicts being physically stronger in middle age.

Sex differences in the right tail of cognitive abilities: A 30 year examination

Summary: More men are both smarter and dumber than women: “Using several different measures of intelligence including IQ and SAT scores, more men are found in the high and low tails of the bell curve.” – Quartz

Men Ejaculate More Sperm More Quickly When Exposed To Images Of Novel Women

Summary: A new study on the Coolidge effect: “Men ejaculated faster when they saw a new woman — specifically, they climaxed a little over eight seconds earlier on average.” – Playboy

Gender Differences in Liking and Wanting Sex

Summary: “Women wanted more sex after being primed with romantic mood whereas men showed the least wanting of sex in the romantic condition. At the explicit level, men reported greater liking and wanting of sex than women, independently of context.”

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