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<p>Proje</p> <hr> <p><strong>Abstract</strong></p> <p>In many nonhuman species of vertebrates, females are attracted to red on male conspecifics. Red is also a signal of male status in many nonhuman vertebrate species, and females show a mating preference for high-status males. These red–attraction and red–status links have been found even when red is displayed on males artificially. In the present research, we document parallels between human and nonhuman females' response to male red. Specifically, in a series of 7 experiments we demonstrate that women perceive men to be more attractive and sexually desirable when seen on a red background and in red clothing, and we additionally show that status perceptions are responsible for this red effect. The influence of red appears to be specific to women's romantic attraction to men: Red did not influence men's perceptions of other men, nor did it influence women's perceptions of men's overall likability, agreeableness, or extraversion. Participants showed no awareness that the research focused on the influence of color. These findings indicate that color not only has aesthetic value but can carry meaning and impact psychological functioning in subtle, important, and provocative ways. </p> <p><strong>Notes from the author</strong></p> <p>Unfortunately, one of the color parameters (chroma) has changed substantially in the five or so years since the pictures were printed, such that the two colors used in the experiment no longer even come close to matching. So, those materials are shot. However, about a year ago, we created materials based on our Study 3 of the same article that I have also found and tested with the spectrophotometer; these are still perfectly matched (we have recently learned the proper way of storing our color materials to maximize retention of the initial values). The CREP team and the first author of the paper agreed that these new materials would be appropriate to conduct the replication study. </p> <p><strong>Materials</strong> All the materials below have been obtained from the first author (including information on how to conduct the study). </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://openscienceframework.org/project/xZJ5r/files/InformationForm.doc" rel="nofollow">Information form regarding the study</a></li> <li><a href="http://openscienceframework.org/project/xZJ5r/files/PreparingforaSession.doc" rel="nofollow">Information form on how to prepare for a study</a></li> <li><a href="http://openscienceframework.org/project/xZJ5r/files/PsiChiReplicationNotes.doc" rel="nofollow">Replication notes for Psi Chi</a></li> <li><a href="http://openscienceframework.org/project/xZJ5r/files/Questionnaire.doc" rel="nofollow">Questionnaire from the study</a></li> <li><a href="http://openscienceframework.org/project/xZJ5r/files/Script.doc" rel="nofollow">Script for the study</a></li> </ul>
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