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Absentee Dads Affect How Women Interpret Interest from Men

danielle delprioreNew research from Danielle J. DelPriore, psychology postdoctoral fellow and Bruce Ellis, psychology professor, finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives—or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up—perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a hypothetical male dating partner and when talking with a man. These women also 'saw' more sexual arousal when viewing images of men's faces. Read more.

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Last Updated: 3/12/21