Are powerful people more likely to cheat? Sept 2011

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Summary: <p>Absolute power corrupts absolutely, but does it turn you into a cheat? Also, can a high-powered computer program work out what makes a face attractive? And why are women who prefer marriage to a short-term fling more forgiving of a wonky nose? </p><p><audio><br> </audio><br> </p><p><a href="">Download the MP3</a> </p><p><b>Rate me!</b><br> Rate, review, or listen <a href="">in iTunes</a> or <a href=";refid=stpr">in Stitcher.</a><br> </p><img src=""><br> <p><i>Did Bill cheat because power went to his head? And would Hillary have done the same thing in his shoes? New research by Joris Lammers suggests some answers. </i></p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b> </p><p>Lammers, J. S., J. I., Jordan, J., Pollman, M., &amp; Stapel, D. A. (2011). Power increases infidelity among men and women. <span style="font-style: italic;">Psychological Science, 22</span>(9), 1191-1197. <a href="">Read summary</a></p><p>Said, C. P., &amp; Todorov, A. (2011). A statistical model of facial attractiveness. <span style="font-style: italic;">Psychological Science, 22</span>(9), 1183-1190. <a href="">Read summary</a></p><p>Quist, M. C., Watkins, C. D., Smith, F. G., Little, A. C., DeBruine, L. M., &amp; Jones, B. C. (in press). Sociosexuality predicts women’s preferences for symmetry in men’s faces. <span style="font-style: italic;">Archives of Sexual Behavior.</span> <a href="">Read summary</a></p>