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The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast

Rob Burriss

Dr. Rob Burriss, an evolutionary psychologist who studies human mate choice, produces The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast, a monthly roundup of the most interesting and cutting edge findings from the field of attractiveness psychology. 



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In this month's episode we look at dating apps, and how the way we interact with them is influenced by our sociosexuality (aka our willingness to engage in casual sex).
Topics: psychology, dating, tinder, sociosexuality
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It can't have failed to escape you that psychology is in the midst of a replication crisis. Research findings previously thought to be solid and reliable have proven anything but, as teams of independent researchers have tried -- and failed -- to repeat the original experiments. On The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast I might be guilty of focussing too much on the most exciting new findings: findings that may or may not be supported by later research. So in this episode we'll look at a few...
Topics: psychology, replication, attraction, menstrual cycle, ovulation, face, masculinity
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What women want: we investigate whether women's preference for taller men leads to a lifetime of happiness, and find out if it's more important for a man to be generous than handsome. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, height, attraction
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We discover why beauty is in the nose of the beholder in this odor special. We'll find out whether spraying scented deodorant all over your body can make your smell more masculine or feminine, and we'll also learn if a man's whole mating psychology is turned topsy turvy when he catches a whiff of female pheromones. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: pheromones, psychology, attraction, perfume
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Sex and drugs: Does taking illicit substances affect your mating success? We also find out how a dose of testosterone influences what men find attractive. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, drugs, testosterone
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In this episode, how do our genitals affect the psychology of attraction and sex? We look at new research on female genital mutilation and its effects on women's sexuality, and find out whether a woman is more likely to experience an orgasm if her man has a longer than average penis. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, sexuality, fgm
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This month, we're talking about the consequences of a wandering eye. Does contemplating infidelity make a person more suspicious that their own partner might be a cheater? And “should I stay or should I go?” -- how do we decide to respond after discovering our partner has strayed?
Topics: psychology, infidelity, jealousy, relationships
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Something more than friends. We look at three new studies on attraction to opposite-sex friends. How do men and women differ in their attraction to friends? And can you make a friend fall in love with you by falling in love with them first? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, friendship, attraction, friend zone
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Why do women wear make up? I interview Alex Jones of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania about his new research into cosmetics and 'facial contrast'. Also, how did Kim Kardashian break the Internet? Was it her massive bum, or the pronounced curvature of her lower back? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, body, face, interview, make up
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This month we have a pair of studies chosen by Patreon supporters of the podcast. We find out if bullies have more sex, and whether a person's physical attractiveness or personal values better explain their appeal as a long-term partner.
Topics: psychology, bullying, attraction, beauty, values
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Do opposites attract? We look at two studies of couples who are different in some way. Are couple who don't match in attractiveness less trusting of another? And do couples who have different body shapes attract prejudice and discrimination? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: jealousy, psychology, differences, weight
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Do Muslim men find women more attractive with or without a veil? How does sexuality influence our preferences for tall or short partners? And what are the best things to look for in a partner if you're planning to take them home to meet the parents? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: sexuality, veil, religion, mate retention, parent / offspring conflict
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We know that pregnant women get cravings for unusual foods, but does pregnancy also affect what women desire in a man? We also look at a new experiment that shows once and for all whether men prefer larger or smaller breasts. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, breasts, pregnancy, masculinity
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Decisions, decisions. We find out how our rational minds go all screwy when we're faced with attractive rivals or sexual competitors. Three new experiments show how sexual rivalry primes men to be cruel, self-centred, and prone to risk. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: male competition, money, rivalry
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Looking healthy is vital to an attractive appearance. But how do we judge a person's healthiness? We find out how face shape and colour influence our perceptions of health, and revisit the idea of limbal rings: a part of the eye that gives away our health and age. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, eye, attraction, beauty, face, skin, femininity
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Are you sick of how you smell? We investigate the link between susceptibility to disease and attraction to the body odour of others and ourselves. Also, how do women choose to wear red clothes? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, red, fashion, clothing, attraction, mate choice, disgust, disease
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Fertility and fairness: We look at how the menstrual cycle influences women's sharing behaviour, and find out why your hormones (and the hormones of other women) have an impact on what you feel is fair. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, menstrual cycle, economics, sharing
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Let's take a walk on the wild side as we discover how a preference for macho men might be related to where we like to take an evening stroll. We'll also find out why sisters agree—and disagree—over what constitutes an attractive partner. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, siblings
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The perils of dating your boss: do workplace romances have a positive or negative effect on your job prospects? And predicting the sex of your child: do women who prefer a certain type of man think they're more likely to give birth to boys or girls? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: dominance, psychology, workplace romance, attraction
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This month, does Botox really make you appear younger, healthier and more attractive? Can we predict whether a woman will fall in love or lust with a man at first sight? And why Vladimir Putin is the worldâs most confusing homophobe. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: sexuality, homophobia, cosmetic surgery, speed dating, masculinity, face
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Swollen bums and flushed faces: we know that chimpanzees and other primates advertise their fertility with conspicuous physical transformations, but what about humans? In this episode we look at skin colour and the menstrual cycle. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, concealed ovulation, skin, color
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Nobody likes to discover that their partner is cheating on them, but how do we react when infidelity is exposed on social media? And can you tell if someone is a cheater by their voice alone? I also speak with Dr. Evita March of Federation University, Australia, about her research on selfies and narcissism. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: psychology, infidelity, facebook, selfies
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Why do women have sex? We find out, using the YSEX? questionnaire . Also, how to stop the ‘thin ideal’ messing with our minds. And forget Star Wars - it’s time for Sperm Wars: are men turned on by pornography that depicts ‘sperm competition’? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, sperm, weight, sexuality
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Some of you may know that last summer I started a new job at Basel University in Switzerland. During the autumn semester, I taught a class on personality and intimate relationships. One thing I had the class do is read research papers and prepare short written assignments on them, in a style similar to my podcast. Several of the students also recorded their assignments, so here is a special bonus episode featuring their work. Almost none of the students are native English speakers, and until...
Topics: personality, relationships, psychology
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In a belated attempt to understand the results of the recent US elections, we harness the power of attractiveness psychology (because polling doesn't seem to work). Do we vote for candidates based on their voices? Is our party political preference linked to our sexual behaviour? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, voting, election
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Is more more, or is more less? We look at two very different experiments about quantity, quality, and sex. How does the type and amount of porn a man views influence how much semen he produces? And do women from around the world prefer a taller or a shorter man? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, attraction
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Does viewing "naughty internet videos" damage your relationship? In this episode we look at two recent research studies that seek to answer this question using very different methods. Also, does Trump’s red “power tie” really make him appear more dominant? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, election, donald trump
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Is beauty contagious? How the average attractiveness of a group of people is influenced by its members. Also, how the ratio of men to women in our social group meddles with our mating psychology. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: face, friendship, sex ratio, sociosexuality
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Why Kim Kardashian would struggle finding a job outside showbiz, and how beauty is in the nose as well as the eye of the beholder. We also discover how male height impacts upon family size. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: voice, height, reproductive fitness, odour
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Many of us wish we were more confident, but is self-assuredness or arrogance attractive? Is it possible to be overconfident when it comes to love? And is there a male propensity to overestimate how attractive we are to women? We find out in this episode. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, confidence, attraction
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Do men and women have different tactics for making up after a fight? And do couples resolve sexual and non-sexual conflicts differently? We'll find out in this episode about conflict resolution in romantic relationships. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: psychology, relationships, conflict
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This month, in our fifth anniversary episode (WUHOO!), I speak to Melissa Fales of UCLA about her new research on men's hormone levels and how they vary over the course of their girlfriend's menstrual cycle. We'll also look at two other experiments on ovulation and attraction out this month: one on relationship conflict, and another on the sexual allure of musicians More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: human oestrus, interview, mate retention, music, testosterone
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This month we examine inter-generational effects on attraction. Almost everyone likes looking at baby photos, but what effect does this innocent activity have on our mating psychology? We'll also discover how the body type women and men prefer in their partners can be influenced by their own fathers' physique. And I present the results of the recent (and first ever) listener survey. Who's listening and what do you want from the show? We'll find out.
Topics: psychology, parenting, attraction, relationships
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Why do people have cosmetic surgery, and how do cosmetic surgery advertisements make women feel about themselves and behave towards their partners? I also speak to Dr. Sylvie Borau of the Toulouse Business School about her new research on how sexy advertisements trigger women's competitive urges. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: psychology, relationships, cosmetic surgery
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This month we investigate unusual aspects of mating behaviour. How many young adults have experience of 3somes (sex with two partners at the same time)? And why does anyone read -- and write -- sexually explicit fan fiction? I also interview Naomi Muggleton, a PhD student from the University of Warwick, about her research on women's long- and short-term mate preferences and how they vary across cultures. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support...
Topics: psychology, fanfic, polyamory
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What type of person is likely to give up the ghost and leave their partners without warning? We also investigate deceptive affection: is it an effective tactic for keeping a relationship strong?
Topics: psychology, ghosting, deception, relationships
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This month, itâs a menstrual cycle special. We find out how changes in your hormone levels can influence your attitudes to kissing and dancing, make you flirt more, and even affect the psychology of your partner. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: cycle, ovulation, menstrual, attraction, psychology
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Is blonde and red hair attractive because of how it looks, or because itâs rare? Also, âmy genes made me do itâ: can men (or women) blame their cheating ways on their genetic inheritance? And we also continue last monthâs foray into the murky world of mate-poaching, and discover the differences between the sexes when it comes to detecting potential partner pilferers. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: hair, infidelity, mate poaching, hormones, psychology
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With a little help from my friends: How we use 'coalitional mate retention' tactics to prevent our partner cheating. We take a look at two new experiments that uncover how our friends work to keep our partners faithful. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, friendship, infidelity
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If you’re single (and even if you’re not) are you on the look-out for someone to marry, a one night stand, or something in between? In this episode we find out how they type of relationship we seek can influence our mating behaviour and psychology. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, promiscuity, dance
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This month, how to love the one you're with. We find out why we prefer to stick with the partner we know than ditching them for someone new. We'll also discover how controlling our wandering eyes can keep our relationships strong.
Topics: psychology, infidelity, relationships
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Head posture: Does tilting your noggin like a bobble-head doll make you more or less alluring? I talk to Danielle Sulikowski. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: posture, psychology, attraction
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Red or dead: In this episode we investigate the allure of violent video games, and how they relate to sex. Also, does the colour red increase a man's attractiveness? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, attraction, red, girl gamer
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How to get a manâs sperm swimming like a shoal of miniature Michael Phelpses, and why expensive handbags are a weapon of war. We also find out what time of the month the idea of incest is most likely to make you throw up. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: disgust, female competition, inbreeding, sperm, money, psychology
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Itâs a female competition special. We all know men duke it out in the name of love, honour and occasionally plain boredom, but do women also seek to outcompete members of their own sex? And is this question so controversial we shouldnât even be asking it? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topic: competition psychology attraction
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We strap on our beer goggles and find out how alcohol influences attractiveness. Also, you have a penis! Well, half of you do, and we discover what happens to men’s sexual thoughts when they’re reminded of what they’re packing in their tighty whities. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed This episode includes the following audio files from freesound.org 57620__juskiddink__dawn-chorus 126867__robinhood76__02681-dizzy-swooshes...
Topics: psychology, alcohol, mating strategy
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Can men detect if a woman is a cheater? I talk to Samantha Leivers of the University of Western Australia about her new research on appearance and faithfulness. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, infidelity, appearance, face
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Earlier this year I posted a bonus episode featuring contributions from students in my undergraduate seminar here at Basel University. It proved to be one of the more popular episodes of the podcast. This semester I taught a masters level class on the evolutionary psychology of mate preference and, again, gave the students the task of summarising the research papers they found most interesting for a special bonus episode. As before, most of the students are not native English speakers, nor have...
Topics: psychology, evolutionary psychology, mate choice
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Sexual aggression is a serious subject, and one we should strive to better understand. In this episode, we find out why some men retaliate aggressively when they are rejected. We also learn about the links between sexual coercion, money, and risk-tasking; and how college students rebuff unwanted sexual advances.
Topics: psychology, sexual coercion, aggression
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Is our attractiveness influenced by the rugs on our floors or the art on our walls? Are we more jealous when we're surrounded by people of the same or opposite sex? And we discover why younger fathers have better looking kids. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, aggression, jealousy, face, age, environment, money
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Meet the parents! Two new experiments show how choosing a partner can send shockwaves across the generations. We’ll find out how parents meddle in their children’s love lives, and how sexy sons lead to handsome fathers. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: mating strategy, parent / offspring conflict, sex ratio
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With gay marriage now legal in the USA (not to mention, Sweden, New Zealand, Uruguay, and the Pitcairn Islands), let’s look at how same-sex attraction develops during adolescence. Is same-sex attraction stable during teenage years, and what are lesbians’ first memories of same-sex attraction? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, sexuality
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This month, we’ve got an extended interview with anthropology postgrad, Alex Hill, who gives us the lowdown on his recent study of sexual selection in humans. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
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Topics: psychology, male competition
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This month we discover which personality traits make a person lucky in love. Also, how men and women respond differently when their partner is complimented, and why single men crave smart phones. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: phone, psychology
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Supports of the podcast on Patreon have chosen the topic for this month's episode, and it's a family affair: we find out if parents prefer attractive partners for their offspring. We will also discover if our partners tend to resemble our siblings (*shudder*). More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: face, attractiveness, family
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How voices and faces win votes. I talk to Casey Klofstad about his new research into voice pitch and the effect it has on perceptions of a political candidate's age, strength, and competence. We'll also look at how other nonverbal cues, including facial appearance, influence election success. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: donald trump, psychology, voting, republican, democrat, presidential, appearance, face, voice,...
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Can you tell a good leader from their face or their name? We'll look at the results of two new experiments to find out. Plus I talk to Zuzana Sterbova about her research on how childhood experiences impact our love lives. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: psychology, politics, leadership
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Men are more attractive if they are intelligent, but what do smarts do for feminine appeal? We also find out whether physically attractive women are more interested in short-term flings or serious long-term relationships. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, relationships, intelligence
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I recently attended the Galton Institute's conference on mate choice, and was lucky to grab an interview with Prof. Melinda Mills, head of The University of Oxford's Department of Sociology. We spoke about Melinda's research on ethnicity and internet dating, why attitudes to migration shape who we are willing to date, and discussed some of the difficulties inherent in studying dating preferences on the web. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: interview, race, selfies, psychology
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For the first time, I hand over editorial control to you, the listeners of The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast. Supporters of the podcast on Patreon have chosen what we'll discuss in today's show. Thanks to them, we'll find out why people choose to stay single, and how sex makes men immoral. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: morality, money, femme fatale, psychology, attraction
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How do mobile phones improve and damage our relationships? We look at a study of sexting among high school students, and find out about 'phubbing': a modern relationship behaviour you have almost certainly experienced. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: phubbing, technology, dating, relationships, sexting
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This month, when the psychology of attraction meets consumer psychology. How female fertility influences desire for variety in products. And look but don’t touch: observing male behaviour in lingerie stores. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, lingerie, chocolate, shopping
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"Iâll have what sheâs having": why younger women are more prone to pursuing the partners of their peers. We also find out whether high heels really do put you one step ahead of the competition, and why women who engage in an@l sex engage in an@l sex. I mean seriously, why??
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This month, we all know the stereotype of the handsome jock who scores on and off the field, but is there a real link between beauty and ball skills? Also, they say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but what can a person's food preferences tell you about the kind of relationship they're after? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: disgust, food, mating strategy, personal advertisements, sport
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Diet and desire: Why you and your partner shouldn't turn your nose up at garlic, and how men get greedy when there's a woman in the room. Also, since it's #AntiBullyingWeek, we also find out why bullying may be a mating tactic More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: aggression, diet, field study, food, odour
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In this episode we poke our noses into two new research papers on body odour and attractiveness. Can women tell if another woman is fertile simply by sniffing her armpits? And can we sweeten our natural aroma by eating fragrant food? More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: psychology, attraction, body odor, body odour, fertility, diet, food
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Is there any truth to the cliche of the man who can't talk to a woman without tearing his eyes away from her body? We find out. Also, are we more likely to remember attractive or unattractive faces, even after seeing them for just a split second? And Dr. Evita March is back to talk about her research on sharing explicit images. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: psychology, relationships, podcast, machiavelianism
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Stay out of the sun! New research suggests that the skin colour change associated with sun tanning isn't as attractive as the effects of eating carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes, pumpkins, and spinach. Can an attractive personality make you appear more attractive? And we find out why when women see red, women see red. Plus, as a special summer surprise, Hannah Rowland of the Behavioural Ecology and Evolution Podcast interviews Brian Mautz at the ISBE2014 conference about his...
Topics: colour, face, female competition, food, personality, rivalry, skin, tanning, penis, interview
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This month, crime pays: we discover the link between criminal behaviour and reproduction, and find out why it makes sense to judge your criminal accomplices on their beauty. We also learn what a woman's bank balance says about her attitude to promiscuity. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: crime, money, promiscuity, reproductive fitness, trust, money
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Masculine masks: what a bushy beard says about a man's attitudes to women, and why a hit of the male hormone testosterone could have you reaching for your make up bag. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: hair, hormones, make up, sexism, testosterone
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Checking in? I talk to Dasa Fabjan about how the attractiveness of hotel guests can influence the service they receive. We'll also find out why the size of your Christmas bonus might be linked to your appearance.
Topics: psychology, customer service, attraction, beauty
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Turn that frown upside down! We look at research on attraction and humor. Does a GSOH make you more desirable? And Matia Okubo reveals why a man who cracks a smile is good marriage material. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: smiling, emotions, psychology, face, gsoh
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How democracy is undermined by the psychology of attractiveness: we discover why good looking candidates have an advantage come polling day, either because their beauty distracts from their extreme policies, or (if they're very lucky) because their constituents are ill. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed
Topics: psychology, face, health, democracy, voting
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It's a bad boy special. We discover if a spell at an army training camp can change the type of woman a man finds most attractive. We also find out what tattoos say about a man's health, masculinity, and perceived parenting ability. More info: robertburriss.com Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or view the feed . Support the podcast .
Topics: psychology, tattoo, army, faces, attraction
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"I’ll have what she’s having": why younger women are more prone to pursuing the partners of their peers. We also find out whether high heels really do put you one step ahead of the competition, and investigate why women get up to to a particular activity in the sack that I probably can't mention on Archive,org without tripping their 'naughty' filters.
Topic: psychology