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stop and smile at me...eee

2004-09-16 17:37:42.754901+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

It's true: pretty women make men stupid:

Wilson and Daly found that male students shown the pictures of averagely attractive women showed exponential discounting of the future value of the reward. This indicated that they had made a rational decision. When male students were shown pictures of pretty women, they discounted the future value of the reward in an "irrational" way - they would opt for the smaller amount of money available the next day rather than wait for a much bigger reward.

Women, by contrast, made equally rational decisions whether they had been shown pictures of handsome men or those of average attractiveness.

Thanks to Rebecca Blood. Charlene and I were having the discussion about advertising and women's self-esteem recently, she's got an assignment for class which drags out the tired old clichés, and I wonder what the result of women being shown images of women would be.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-09-16 18:49:35.236511+00 by: ziffle

Or professors giving better grades to good looking students --