Navigation Links
Permanently dismal economy could prompt men to seek more sex partners
Date:10/13/2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. Grim economic times could cause men to seek more sexual partners, giving them more chances to reproduce, according to research by Omri Gillath, a social psychology professor at the University of Kansas.

Men are likely to pursue short-term mating strategies when faced with a threatening environment, according to sexual selection theory based on evolutionary psychology.

When made to think about their own death, which mimics conditions of "low survivability," Gillath and his colleagues 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.

"We're biologically wired to reproduce, and the environment tells us the best strategy to use to make sure our genes are passed on," said Gillath. "If you think you might die soon, there's a huge advantage for a man to use short-term mating strategies to make sure there are a bunch of offspring and hope that some of them survive but women can't do the same thing."

"The ultimate sign of low chances of surviving is death," Gillath added. "After threatening them with their own death, we asked them to look at a computer with sexual and nonsexual images, to see if death makes men more interested in sex."

People primed with death triggered a lever faster when they saw sexual images, compared to those primed with dental pain. The two groups exhibited no difference in response times for nonsexual images.

"In low survivability conditions, we think that men would be more apt to pursue sex outside of a monogamous relationship, looking for ways to spread their genes" Gillath said.

The KU research is the first to show a causal link between low survivability cues and sexual preparedness in men, using both behavioral and physiological measures. Previously, other researchers have depended on demographics to support "life history theory," for instance by
'/>"/>

Contact: Brendan Lynch
blynch@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Europes Suicides Up, Road Deaths Down After Economy Tanked
2. Ohio residents: Medical and health research important to states economy, jobs and incomes
3. Diagnosing seizures in the US economy
4. Suicide Rates Rise and Fall With the Economy: CDC
5. Most New Jersey residents see global health as critical to states economy
6. As Economy Picks Up, So Do Number of Nips & Tucks
7. New lung disease network to benefit patients and boost UK economy
8. Highlighting a Bright Spot in a Down Economy, Career Step to Re-launch Online Healthcare Training Program
9. SaveUSJobs.org Launches Collaborative Open Source Recruiting Solutions to Employ America and Empower the Economy
10. Country economy is a stronger predictor of therapy initiation
11. Purity 12 Science: How this Dietary Supplement, Healthy Beverage and Skin Care Company is Gaining Momentum in a Down Economy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... research, published in the journal Oncotarget , ... different appearances or their own DNA signatures within ... difficult to design effective, targeted treatment strategies. , ... EGFR mutation and either the KRAS or BRAF ... by the EGFR gene mutation have that specific ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... has been a rapidly evolving pursuit with many ... in the research road, scientists have found a ... with the disease. The report, which appears in ... have important implications for developing novel treatments. , ... that for years, research has suggested a link ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... device has been shown to reduce seizures in patients ... When coupled with an innovative electrode placement planning system ... complete elimination of seizures in nearly half of the ... , That,s good news for a large portion of ... epilepsy whose seizures can,t be controlled with medications and ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that ... A team of physician-scientists at UT Southwestern has ... with natural anti-depressant properties) works inside the brain. Simultaneously, ... depression in the form of a neuroprotective drug known ... in April,s issue of Molecular Psychiatry, is ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... for Molecular Pathology (AMP) released a report today ... on recommendations for a molecular diagnostics curriculum at ... The report was prepared by the Medical Laboratory ... Training and Education Committee. "Our goal was to ... laboratory scientists appropriately in order to manage the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Non-uniform genetic mutations identified in lung cancers could lead to targeted treatment 2Health News:Newly approved brain stimulator offers hope for individuals with uncontrolled epilepsy 2Health News:Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches 2Health News:Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches 3Health News:AMP publishes curriculum recommendations for medical laboratory scientists 2
... WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 25 For years, millions ... pantyhose to cover up unsightly varicose and spider veins. Now there,s ... Garden of Life,s ( www.gardeno f life.com ... clinical studies and millions of happy European women. , , ...
... ORLEANS, Aug. 25 Over 102,000 Americans are ... and a Slidell, Louisiana resident is making the most of his ... for the 2010 Transplant Olympics, twittering his progress, and furthering his ... a unique and personal level of hope and understanding by caring ...
... Study Suggests Division, Ambivalence and Hesitancy to Change; Demographics ... Aug. 25 Americans lack confidence that healthcare reform will deliver ... released today by the Thomson Reuters. , , ... a wide range of issues including the cost and quality of ...
... ... the aging eye , ... Francisco, CA (Vocus) August 25, 2009 -- EyeCare America, a national non-profit organization that provides ... a healthy aging eye in honor of September,s Save Your Sight Month., , , , ...
... ... of Honolulu are celebrating the fifth anniversary of their successful partnership by holding an ... ... healthcare education company, and Kapi,olani Community College of Honolulu are celebrating the fifth anniversary ...
... ... honest and forthright look at why Americans are overweight, overwhelmed, and confused, and ... ... (PRWEB) August 25, 2009 -- The question is not whether Americans are getting ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Garden of Life Launches Lovely Legs(TM) to Reduce Visible Signs of Varicose and Spider Veins 2Health News:Double Recipient Twitters Transplant Olympic Training and Tackles Nursing School 2Health News:Thomson Reuters Survey: Americans Skeptical that Healthcare Reform Will Improve Quality or Affordability 2Health News:Thomson Reuters Survey: Americans Skeptical that Healthcare Reform Will Improve Quality or Affordability 3Health News:EyeCare America Promotes Healthy Aging Tips During September's Save Your Sight Month 2Health News:EyeCare America Promotes Healthy Aging Tips During September's Save Your Sight Month 3Health News:EyeCare America Promotes Healthy Aging Tips During September's Save Your Sight Month 4Health News:Career Step and Kapi'olani Community College Celebrate Five Year Partnership 2Health News:The Naked Truth: Overweight, Overwhelmed and Confused 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in the medication ... by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted by ... community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis patients surveyed ... other than a pill or a tablet. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today announced it has established ... from the severe cold weather that has gripped much of ... those in need; so to support these emergency relief efforts ... $250,000, which could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. , Jan. 15, 2014 ... and Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced ... to jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets ... (IBD), a chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4
... Healthcare and,Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings (LabCorp(R)) ... agreement to discuss future,possibilities to co-develop new ... diagnostics, metabolic syndrome, oncology and diabetes. Under ... new tests that,could make the biggest impact ...
... of the American Pain Society ... ... sustained pain relief from diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP),compared to placebo-treated patients, according ... (APS) in Tampa, Fla., "This is the first placebo-controlled trial of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 2Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 3Siemens and LabCorp Enter Agreement to Co-Develop New Clinical Diagnostic Tests 4New Lacosamide Data Provides Evidence for Long-Term Efficacy in Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 2New Lacosamide Data Provides Evidence for Long-Term Efficacy in Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 3New Lacosamide Data Provides Evidence for Long-Term Efficacy in Diabetic Neuropathic Pain 4
A full function instrument at an economical price....
... The ophthalmoscope with superior aspherical optics. ... by means of the aspherical optical system ... Beta 200 allows you to view the ... retina even with a small pupil. Conventional ...
The world's first automatic computation program analyzes massive amount of measurement data and computes "the most comfortable value" for the patient....
... Rx Master is designed and ... reliable service and give the ... improve procedures. It embodies the ... want most, including accuracy, speed, ...
Medicine Products: