Are attractive people mean? March 2011

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Summary: <p>Being mean to keep ‘em keen: how sharing negative attitudes can bring you and your partner closer. We also find out whether beautiful people are friendlier, or meaner, than the rest of us, and why George Clooney is a total miser (possibly). </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 width="400" src="" border="0"><br> <p><i>There may be something to the popular belief that attractive people are mean, as new research by Price and colleagues shows. </i></p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b> </p><p>Weaver, J. R., &amp; Bosson, J. K. (in press). I feel like I know you: Shared negative attitudes of others promotes feelings of familiarity. <span style="font-style: italic;">Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.</span> <a href="">Read summary</a></p><p>Price, M. E., Kang, J., Dunn, J., &amp; Hopkins, S. (2011). Muscularity and attractiveness as predictors of human egalitarianism. <span style="font-style: italic;">Personality and Individual Differences, 50</span>(5), 636-640. <a href="">Read summary</a></p><p>Stirrat, M., Gumert, M., &amp; Perrett, D. I. (2011). The effect of attractiveness on food sharing preferences in human mating markets. <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolutionary Psychology, 9</span>(1), 79-91. <a href="">Read paper</a></p>