The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast
About This Show
The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast reveals the science behind human sexuality. Every two weeks Dr. Rob Burriss uncovers fascinating new research on attraction, jealousy, lust, and love. Recent topics include: what is the evolutionary purpose of oral sex? Why do 75% of ovulating women wear red? And how do tattoos attract men, and guitars attract women? Join Rob to find out the answers to all these questions and more!
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Politics and sex: Can attractiveness psychology make sense of the presidential election? 22 Nov 2016
In a belated attempt to understand the results of the recent US elections, we harness the power of attractiveness psychology (because polling doesn't seem to work). Do we vote for candidates based on their voices? Is our party political preference linked to our sexual behaviour? We find out in this month's show.Download the MP3Rate me!
Rate, review, or listen in iTunes or in Stitcher.Read the transcript!Conservatives and Liberals: From the Polling Place to the BedroomDeeper Voiced Politicians Win More ElectionsIs our preferred political party linked to our sexual behaviour? Theresa Thompson/FlickrThe articles covered in the show:Hatemi, P. K., Crabtree, C., & McDermott, R. (2017). The relationship between sexual preferences and political orientations: Do positions in the bedroom affect positions in the ballot box? Personality and Individual Differences, 105, 318-325. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.10.008Pavela Banai, I., Banai, B., & Bovan, K. (in press). Vocal characteristics of presidential candidates can predict the outcome of actual elections Evolution and Human Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.10.012