Attraction to opposite-sex friends. 26 Jul 2016

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Summary: <p><audio> </audio> </p><p><a href="">Download the MP3</a> </p><p>Something more than friends. We look at three new studies on attraction to opposite-sex friends. How do men and women differ in their attraction to friends? And can you make a friend fall in love with you by falling in love with them first?</p><p><b>Rate me!</b><br> Rate, review, or listen <a href="">in iTunes</a> or <a href=";refid=stpr">in Stitcher.</a> </p><p><b>Read the transcript!</b><br> <a href="">Why are we Attracted to Friends?</a></p><p><img border="0" src=""></p><p><i>What a sickeningly cheerful bunch of friends. No doubt they are having lots of sex with each other, and we can only hope that the group will soon implode in a spiral of jealousy.<a href="">Miguel Angel/Flickr</a></i></p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b> </p><p>Bleske-Rechek, A., Joseph, W. E., Williquette, H., &amp; Donovan, B. (in press). Sex differences in young adults' attraction to opposite-sex friends: Natural sampling versus mental concepts. <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolutionary Psychological Science</span>. <a href="">Read paper</a></p><p>Lemay Jr., E. P., &amp; Wolf, N. R. (2016). Projection of romantic and sexual desire in opposite-sex friendships: How wishful thinking creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. <span style="font-style: italic;">Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42</span>(7), 864-878. <a href="">Read summary</a></p><p>Mogilski, J. K. &amp; L. L. M. Welling (in press). Staying friends with an ex: Sex and dark personality traits predict motivations for post-relationship friendship. <span style="font-style: italic;">Personality and Individual Differences. </span><a href="">Read summary</a></p>