but if there are robust effects of motion leading to changes in mate choice, that does indeed suggest an effect of embodiment that should be explored further," says Peter Todd, a psychologist at Indiana University in Bloomington, who has collected data suggesting that women are more selective than men during speed dates. "These are undergraduate men in this study and we know that female waist-to-hip ratio is very important to them," says Robert Kurzban at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, who has also published speed-dating studies showing that women are more selective than men.
"In scenarios with men sitting and women rotating, those seated men could have become more selective simply because they could gather more waist-to-hip information than men who only socialized with seated women." Regardless of the reason for the effect, Finkel and Eastwick's findings have the potential to force a re-analysis of data collected from earlier speed-dating studies.
Finkel and Eastwick argue that approaching someone makes the mind want what it is approaching, because people are in the habit of moving towards objects that they want and moving away from objects that they don't want.
"I would like to see the finding replicated with other populations and other methods …
Later, the participants note down whom they would like to meet again.
If there is a match, the organizers help the people to get in touch.
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Two new health facilities opened in Phoenix and Scottsdale this week, and two events of note sponsored by medical centers take place this Saturday, September 29. The “Stork Express” takes place on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. Children’s Rehabilitative Services (CRS) will serve those children from birth to age 21 who have some of the most serious health conditions and are also enrolled in Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Two new, one-stop, all-under-one-roof medical centers opened this week in the Valley.CRS will offer a full suite of clinical services, including a lab, pharmacy, radiology services as well as psychology, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, audiology services, nutrition services, nursing, and social work support.Psychologists have found that although men choose, on average, half of the women present, women choose to see only a third of the men again. Among animals, females are usually the picky ones, because they make the larger reproductive investment.However, the new research, by Eli Finkel and Paul Eastwick, social psychologists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, demonstrates that tinkering with the speed-dating format alters human behaviour, dramatically changing the outcome.The researchers think the reason for this phenomenon is related to embodiment — the idea that physical actions can alter perception.