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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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  • Sex Research: Doing More Good Than Harm

    Anyone who’s tried to do sex research in the US knows how difficult it is to get your study approved by the IRB (Institutional Review Board) – the research police imbued with the power of granting or withholding permission for all social science. IRBs all across the country regularly freak out when they see a study about sex, even those that require nothing more than answering a few sex questions in an anonymous survey. You all know how scary and traumatizing voluntarily talking about sex can be. And when the studies are a bit more involved, their reactions go bat-shit

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Do gentlemen really prefer #blondes? A new #evopsych study with a sample of 110 male undergraduates (87% white) sought to find out. Results showed that hair color and to a lesser extent length *do* affect perceptions of personal characteristics. Specifically, lighter hair (#blond and #brunette) was associated with perceptions of #youth, #health and #attractiveness to a greater extent than was black hair, and generally led to more positive perceptions of relationship and parenting potential. The findings for hair length were somewhat less consistent, but they generally suggested that longer hair was associated with youth, enhanced relationship potential, perceptions of #promiscuity and somewhat diminished perceptions of parenting potential. The takeaway? For men, women’s hair can serve as a cue to desired relationship and parenting characteristics.
#evolutionarypsychology #legitsexscience #sexscience #sexresearch #sexsciencenews
link to study: ow.ly/dSQv30gmJ1I
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