Vocal fry, and why Kim Kardashian will never get a proper job. May 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Rob 2 Comments

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.


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Kanye must see something in Kim, but it's probably not her creaky, croaky voice: her "vocal fry".

The articles covered in the show:

Anderson, R. C., Klofstad, C. A., Mayew, W. J., & Venkatachalam, M. (2014). Vocal fry may undermine the success of young women in the labor market. PLoS One, 9(5), e97506. Read paper

Stulp, G., Mills, M., Pollet, T. V., & Barrett, L. (in press). Non-linear associations between stature and mate choice characteristics for American men and their spouses. American Journal of Human Biology. Read summary

Seubert, J., Gregory, K. M., Chamberland, J., Dessirier, J.-M., & Lundström, J. M. (2014). Odor valence linearly modulates attractiveness, but not age assessment, of invariant facial features in a memory-based rating task. PLoS One, 9(5), e98347. Read paper

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A poll for heterosexual men:

What's more important? A girl's face or her body?

http://strawpoll.me/1834738

Rob said...

No need for the straw poll - the research has already been done!

Bleske-Rechek, A., Kolb, C. M., Steffes Stern, A., Quigley, K., & Nelson, L. A. (in press). Face and body: Independent predictors of women’s attractiveness. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Read summary

Currie, T. E., & Little, A. C. (2009). The relative importance of the face and body in judgments of human physical attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 30(6), 409-416. Read summary

Thornhill, R., & Grammer, K. (1999). The body and face of woman: One ornament that signals quality? Evolution and Human Behavior, 20(2), 105-120. Read summary