Men Stop Thinking Rationally Around Good Looking Women
from the well,-duh dept
I imagine this one won’t surprise very many people, but it appears that the old adage that men often… well, think with other parts of their body in the presence of a good looking woman may have now been proven true. Some researchers set out to compare the rational decision making process of men and women after looking at images of members of the opposite sex in varying degrees of attractiveness. After viewing an image, the participants were given the chance to earn $15 to $35 tomorrow or $50 to $75 at some variable point in the future. The men who had looked at good looking women were much more likely to go after the immediate satisfaction of having the smaller wad of cash tomorrow. All others thought through the issue rationally and took the large amount at a later date. What does all of this have to do with technology? Not all that much, but I found it amusing that the researchers used images from HotOrNot to represent the “attractive” and “not attractive” images that participants viewed. Of course, I can also see some using this study as yet another reason (as if there weren’t enough good ones already) why viewing porn at work is a bad idea (though, you could just as easily make the argument that it also means men shouldn’t be allowed to work around attractive women either).