Some evidence for heightened sexual attraction under conditions of high anxiety.

  title={Some evidence for heightened sexual attraction under conditions of high anxiety.},
  author={Donald G. Dutton and Arthur Aron},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={30 4},
  • D. Dutton, A. Aron
  • Published 1974
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
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