Topic: Evolutionary psychology

Review of Research Calls into Question Sex Differences in Face-to-Face Mate Preferences

June 18, 2013

Women say they place a priority on a potential partner's earning prospects, and men claim to value a potential partner's physical attractiveness; these sex differences have been widely studied by psychologists for decades.

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New Psychology Study Reveals Unexamined Costs of Rape

Oct. 9, 2012

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are commonly associated with sexual assault, but a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows that female victims suffer from a wide spectrum of debilitating effects that may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed.

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People Merge Supernatural and Scientific Beliefs When Reasoning With the Unknown, Study Shows

Aug. 30, 2012

Reliance on supernatural explanations for major life events, such as death and illness, often increases rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published in the June issue of Child Development, offers new insight into developmental learning.

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Men Look for Good Bodies in Short-Term Mates, Pretty Faces in Long-Term Mates, Research Shows

Sept. 20, 2010

Men who are looking for short-term companionship are more interested in a woman's body than those looking for a long-term relationship, who focused on a woman's face, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Ticking Biological Clock Increases Women's Libido, New Research Shows

July 7, 2010

As more women wait until their 30s and 40s to have children, they are more willing to engage in a variety of sexual activities to capitalize on their remaining childbearing years, according to new research by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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