Prideful Expressions Drive Women Crazy
In a 2011 study conducted by the University of British Columbia, it was discovered that heterosexual men and women have differing preferences for emotional expressions in potential partners. Nearly 900 North American adults participated in the study, which involved evaluating photos of individuals of the opposite sex online. The researchers focused on comparing perceptions of expressions of pride, happiness, shame, and neutrality, with the emotion behind the expression already identified by others. Surprisingly, women found expressions of pride to be the most appealing in men, while expressions of happiness were the least attractive. Strangely, an expression of shame was found to be relatively attractive in both men and women.