Association for Psychological Science meeting

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By Science News, 13:02 PM June 3, 2011

Association for Psychological Science annual meeting, Washington, D.C., May 26–29

Familiarity breeds congeniality
Snap judgments about others sometimes depend not on what the person looks like but on whom they look like. Women tend to preferentially like male strangers who facially resemble the woman’s romantic partner, psychologist Gül Günaydin of Cornell University reported May 27. This type of social attraction often occurs unconsciously, Günaydin’s team found. For unclear reasons, men ...

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