Psychology & Psychiatry

Can beauty be-er ignored?

This Valentine's Day, psychologists from Edge Hill University explore the science behind the 'beer goggles' effect and suggests there is some truth to this when considering the attractiveness of potential suitors.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Creativity, a mating boost for the unattractive male

In the ruthless world of the mating game, plain-looking men instinctively know that being funny, smart or poetic helps to compensate for a less-than-stellar exterior.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Let's face it, first impressions count online

We live in an age where most of us have an online presence. Many of us have numerous accounts on social and professional networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. And singles among us are increasingly turning online ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we look at pretty faces

Few visual impressions can be compared to humans' interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces.

Psychology & Psychiatry

People trust typical-looking faces most

Being "average" is often considered a bad thing, but new research suggests that averageness wins when people assess the trustworthiness of a face. The research indicates that, while typical-looking faces aren't seen as the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Time flies when you are... looking at an unattractive face

The common expression 'time flies when you're having fun' suggests that people's perception of duration is moderated by the impact of their emotions and the activities they are performing; in other words, emotions such as ...

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