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Measuring the physical in physical attractiveness: quasi-experiments on the sociobiology of female facial beauty
Two quasi-experiments investigated the relation between specific adult female facial features and the attraction, attribution, and altruistic responses of adult males. Precise measurements wereExpand
An Experimental Approach to Social Support Communications: Interactive Coping in Close Relationships
This review covers four major topics. First, the authors discuss previous studies on social support that document the content of supportive communications. Next, the discussion turns to theExpand
"Their ideas of beauty are, on the whole, the same as ours": Consistency and variability in the cross-cultural perception of female physical attractiveness.
The consistency of physical attractiveness ratings across cultural groups was examined. In Study 1, recently arrived native Asian and Hispanic students and White Americans rated the attractiveness ofExpand
What do women want? Facialmetric assessment of multiple motives in the perception of male facial physical attractiveness.
Three quasi-experiments demonstrated that men who possessed the neotenous features of large eyes, the mature features of prominent cheekbones and a large chin, the expressive feature of a big smile, and high-status clothing were seen as more attractive than other men. Expand
Effects of Gender Role Expectations on the Social Support Process
Based on a model of interactive coping activation, we review the impact of gender in the giving and receiving of emotion- and problem-focused social support. The research suggests that the femaleExpand
What do you do when you're happy or blue? Mood, expectancies, and behavioral interest
The effects of induced moods on interest in performing a wide spectrum of behaviors were examined in two experiments. In Experiment 1, subjects who received the Velten Mood Induction elationExpand
Does Happiness Mean Friendliness?
  • M. Cunningham
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality & social psychology bulletin
  • 1 June 1988
Supporting the separate process model prediction that positive mood increases sociability, the self-relevant and non-self-relevant positive mood inductions were equal in motivating more total communication and more moderately and highly intimate self-disclosures compared with the two negative mood conditions. Expand
Reactions to Heterosexual Opening Gambits
Gender-related responses to opening conversational gambits were examined in two field and one laboratory experiment. In Experiment 1, a male approached female singles bar patrons, using one of sixExpand