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This is the archive for the Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast, a twice monthly science show that covers the most interesting and cutting edge research on the psychology of attraction and relationships.

The podcast is produced by Dr. Rob Burriss, a research fellow at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK.

If you prefer to read rather than listen, you can browse podcast transcripts here.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Laziness and mating behaviour. May 2012

We find out who’s lazier – men or women – and what this might mean for your love life. We also discover why men who are good with children prefer women with larger breasts, and why you should never trust a man who likes horror movies.


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Men prefer to lie in longer than women, but who gets more sleep overall? And what does sleep duration have to do with mating behaviour? We find out in this month's episode.

The articles covered in the show:

Randler, C., Ebenhöh, N., Fischer, A., Höchel, S., Schroff, S., Stoll, J. C., et al. (2012). Eveningness is related to men’s mating success. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 263-267. Read summary

Burris, C. T., & Munteanu, A. R. (in press). Preferred female body proportions among child-free men. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Read summary

Dosmukhambetova, D., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2012). Fear attenuated and affection augmented: male self-presentation in a romantic context. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 36(2), 135-147. Read summary


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