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All It Takes Is A Smile (For Some Guys)…

From the 26 December Medical News Today article

Does she or doesn’t she . . .? Sexual cues are ambiguous, and confounding. We – especially men – often read them wrong. A new study hypothesizes that the men who get it wrong might be the ones that evolution has favored. “There are tons of studies showing that men think women are interested when they’re not,” says Williams College psychologist Carin Perilloux, who conducted the research with Judith A. Easton and David M. Buss of University of Texas at Austin. “Ours is the first to systematically examine individual differences.” The findings will appear in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. …

 

[Perilloux, C., Easton, J. A. & Buss, D. M. (in press). The misperception of sexual interest.Psychological Science.
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December 26, 2011 - Posted by | Psychology | , , , ,

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