What was Georgia O'Keeffe thinking?! April 2011

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Summary: <p>How a higher pitched voice can make you sound more attractive, and suspicious. Also, war: what is it good for? We investigate the link between warfare and sex. And how do our hormones influence perceptions of art? </p><p><audio><br> </audio><br> </p><p><a href="http://www.archive.org/download/PsychologyOfAttractiveness201104/PAP-2011-04.mp3">Download the MP3</a> </p><p><b>Rate me!</b><br> Rate, review, or listen <a href="http://www.robertburriss.com/itunes">in iTunes</a> or <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=63199&amp;refid=stpr">in Stitcher.</a><br> </p><img width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NvMzdK1fANo/TaONUc4T1yI/AAAAAAAAAWE/Aa4NiqN3_gM/s320/Black%2Biris%2BIII%2B%25281926%2B-%2BGeorgia%2BO%2527Keeffe%2529.jpg" border="0"><br> <p><i>Georgia O'Keeffe's "Black Iris III". Rudski showed pictures by O'Keeffe to women when they were in the fertile and non-fertile phases of their menstrual cycle. 31% of fertile women interpreted the pictures as sexual, but only 9% of non-fertile women saw the sexual double-meaning (for the record, O'Keeffe herself always denied her art had sexual connotations. She would say that, though, wouldn't she?). </i></p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b> </p><p>Fraccaro, P. J., Jones, B. C., Vukovic, J., Smith, F. G., Watkins, C. D., Feinberg, D. R., et al. (2011). Experimental evidence that women speak in a higher voice pitch to men they find attractive. <span style="font-style: italic;">Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 9</span>(1), 57-67. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1556/JEP.9.2011.33.1">Read summary</a></p><p>O'Connor, J. J. M., Re, D. E., &amp; Feinberg, D. R. (2011). Voice pitch influences perceptions of sexual infidelity. <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolutionary Psychology, 9</span>(1), 64-78. <a href="http://www.epjournal.net/filestore/EP09064078.pdf">Read paper</a></p><p>Chang, L., Lu, H. J., Li, H., &amp; Li, T. (in press). The face that launched a thousand ships: The mating-warring association in men. <span style="font-style: italic;">Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. </span><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167211402216">Read summary</a></p><p>Rudski, J. M., Bernstein, L. R., &amp; Mitchell, J. E. (in press). Effects of menstrual cycle phase on ratings of implicitly erotic art. <span style="font-style: italic;">Archives of Sexual Behavior.</span> <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-011-9756-y">Read summary</a></p>