Evolutionary Psychology: Bad Economy Means More Sex For Men

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 12:50 in Psychology & Sociology

There may be a sexual upside to an economic downside; more sex.  Maybe 'stimulus plan' means different things to different people.Omri Gillath at the University of Kansas says men are likely to pursue short-term mating strategies when faced with a threatening environment, according to sexual selection theory based on evolutionary psychology.  How did he determine that?  He and colleagues told men to think about their own deaths, which mimics conditions of 'low survivability' and they found that men responded more vigorously to sexual pictures and had increased heart rates when viewing them, compared to when they thought about dental pain. read more

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