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  • Yesterday’s Impulsive Tattoos Are Not Today’s Risky Behavior

    Are tattooed adults different from non-tattooed adults in terms of their impulsivity and willingness to take risks? They may have been–once upon a time when tattoos were much more risquee and fringe than they are today. But a new study published in Personality And Individual Differences found that these days they are not… or rather, not much. Psychologist Viren Swami and colleagues at the University of Westminster, London, wondered whether tattooed individuals would be more risk-taking, impulsive, and prone to boredom than their non-tattooed counterparts. If so, does more tattoos mean more risk taking and impulsivity? To find out, the

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  • Sex Science News: From Academic Journals to the Media

    As anyone checking my Twitter or Facebook in the past week knows, one of my research studies got picked up by the media. It was my first time something like that happened, and, boy, that was quite the ride. I got to experience the excitement of getting my name and research out there, but also the frustration at (some) journalists misreporting the science. Now that it is (mostly) over, I want to document my experience with this process: How does a scientific study make it from the academic journal in which it was published to the mainstream media, and what

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Dutch teens have better sexual health outcomes than US teens--why? More #SexPositive culture! By Justin Lehmiller ow.ly/6UWg30bW88r ... See MoreSee Less

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A new study using a sample of about 3,400 heterosexual med students finds that #prejudice toward #bisexuals (beyond general #homophobia) is partly due to a trait called “need for #closure” (NFC). For people scoring high on this preference for simple ways of structuring info, bisexuality is too “ambiguous:” According to the results, higher levels of NFC predicts negative evaluations of #bisexual people after accounting for negative evaluations of #gay/#lesbian people, and higher levels of NFC also predict an explicit preference for #monosexual people over bisexual people. These results suggests that differences in evaluations of #sexualminority groups partially reflect different psychological processes; NFC may be a particularly salient factor in #bi prejudice.
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Link to study: ow.ly/Nhs730bIyAq
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