Bad boys and fear of crime. 9 Feb 2016

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Rob 5 Comments

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.

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Fear of Crime and the Allure of Bad Boys
Sisters Choosing Him For Themselves

Women may prefer dominant men because they make good bodyguards. Warner Bros Entertainment

The articles covered in the show:

Ryder, H., Maltby, J., Rai, L., Jones, P., & Flowe, H. D. (in press). Women's fear of crime and preference for formidable mates: How specific are the underlying psychological mechanisms? Evolution and Human Behavior. Read summary

Biegler, R., & Kennair, L. E. O. (2016). Sisterly love: Within-generation differences in ideal partner for sister and self. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 10(1), 29-42. Read summary

5 comments:

  1. "Bad Boys" does explicitly say it so I will. Women want r-selected lifestyles for themselves and K-selected for those around them.

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  2. When's the next podcast coming out?

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  3. This Tuesday??? As in today?

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  4. Well, that was the plan. It got a bit away from me, but it will be up tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.

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