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Universal sex differences in the desire for sexual variety: tests from 52 nations, 6 continents, and 13 islands.
Findings from a cross-cultural survey of 16,288 people across 10 major world regions demonstrate that sex differences in the desire for sexual variety are culturally universal throughout these world regions.
The Attractive Female Body Weight and Female Body Dissatisfaction in 26 Countries Across 10 World Regions: Results of the International Body Project I
- V. Swami, D. Frederick, I. Živčić-Bećirevic
- PsychologyPersonality & social psychology bulletin
- 23 February 2010
Results indicated there were significant cross-regional differences in the ideal female figure and body dissatisfaction, but effect sizes were small across high-socioeconomic-status (SES) sites.
Patterns and Universals of Adult Romantic Attachment Across 62 Cultural Regions
As part of the International Sexuality Description Project, a total of 17,804 participants from 62 cultural regions completedthe RelationshipQuestionnaire(RQ), a self-reportmeasure of adult…
National Character Does Not Reflect Mean Personality Trait Levels in 49 Cultures
Perceptions of national character appear to be unfounded stereotypes that may serve the function of maintaining a national identity.
When did her smile drop? Facial mimicry and the influences of emotional state on the detection of change in emotional expression
Participants in manipulated emotional states played computerised movies in which facial expressions of emotion changed into categorically different expressions. The participants' task was to detect…
Prototypes Are Attractive Because They Are Easy on the Mind
- P. Winkielman, J. Halberstadt, Tedra A. Fazendeiro, S. Catty
- PsychologyPsychological science
- 1 September 2006
Three experiments testing whether prototypicality preference results from more general mechanisms—fluent processing of prototypes and preference for fluently processed stimuli confirm that viewing abstract prototypes elicits quick positive affective reactions.
Emotional response categorization.
Perceptions of aging across 26 cultures and their culture-level associates.
Cross-cultural variations in aging perceptions were associated with culture-level indicators of population aging, education levels, values, and national character stereotypes and were stronger for societal views on aging and perceptions of socioemotional changes than for perceptions of physical and cognitive changes.
GENERALIZATION OF MERE EXPOSURE EFFECTS TO AVERAGED COMPOSITE FACES
Abstract Exposure increases positive affective responses to stimuli (the mere exposure effect). In nonsocial stimuli, this increased positive affect can generalize to a prototype or average of those…
Media Consumption, Body Image and Thin Ideals in New Zealand Men and Women
This study investigated the relationships among awareness and internalisation of societal ideals, body perception and media consumption for young adult New Zealand men (n=62) and women (n=119)…