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RadiationTherapy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-10-08 04:19 PM
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12. Some details about the study...

...from the article...

Supportive spouses

McNulty's team assessed 82 couples who had married within the previous six months and had been together for nearly three years prior to tying the knot. Participants were on average in their early to mid-20s.

Researchers videotaped as each spouse discussed with their partner a personal problem for 10 minutes. The tapes were analyzed for whether partners were supportive of spouses' issues, which included goals to eat healthier, to land a new job and to exercise more often.

"A negative husband would've said, 'This is your problem, you deal with it,'" McNulty said, "versus 'Hey, I'm here for you; what do you want me to do?; how can I help you?'"

A group of trained "coders" rated the facial attractiveness of each spouse on a scale from 1 to 10, with the perfect 10 representing the ultimate babe. About a third of the couples had a more attractive wife, a third a more attractive husband and the remaining partners showed matching looks.
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  -So from my particular point of view, get an ugly man to marry you! RadiationTherapy  Apr-10-08 03:39 PM   #0 
  - And yet, somehow, despite my almost alarming handsomeness  Robb   Apr-10-08 03:40 PM   #1 
  - Were they male researchers perchance?  billyskank   Apr-10-08 03:41 PM   #2 
  - Ugly male researchers, at that?  billyskank   Apr-10-08 03:42 PM   #3 
  - My husband was the most stunning man on earth...  MrsGrumpy   Apr-10-08 03:42 PM   #4 
  - He probably didn't see it that way.  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 04:16 PM   #10 
  - "Women seem to be sensitive to men's height and salary"  flvegan   Apr-10-08 03:43 PM   #5 
  - No wonder I split up with OC.  LeftyMom   Apr-10-08 05:07 PM   #19 
  - "height"  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 05:27 PM   #24 
  - Yep.  ceile   Apr-10-08 03:51 PM   #6 
  - great another bullshit study  turtlensue   Apr-10-08 03:55 PM   #7 
  - I put some details about the study below.  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 04:38 PM   #14 
  - Well I hate studies like this  turtlensue   Apr-10-08 04:46 PM   #15 
  - From the article...  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 05:32 PM   #27 
  - This is almost definitely part of a much larger study  drmeow   Apr-10-08 04:51 PM   #16 
     - If it was a Behavioral Econ study, it sounds typical...  bicentennial_baby   Apr-10-08 05:16 PM   #22 
  - Me, too  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-10-08 05:45 PM   #30 
  - But Billy Joel stepped out on Christie, so what does that mean for this study?  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-10-08 03:57 PM   #8 
  - I suppose excessive money/ego might throw a wrench in the equation. Just my guess.  nomorenomore08   Apr-10-08 04:09 PM   #9 
  - I bet she was a crap cook.  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 04:17 PM   #11 
     - Heh... But then again, who needs their spouse to cook for them when they're that rich?  nomorenomore08   Apr-10-08 04:30 PM   #13 
  - Some details about the study...  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 04:19 PM   #12 
  - Here's the problem with the study:  XemaSab   Apr-10-08 05:08 PM   #20 
     - let me rephrase that sentence  pitohui   Apr-10-08 06:30 PM   #33 
        - Let me refine what I said:  XemaSab   Apr-10-08 06:34 PM   #36 
  - After just having to get the stepladder out to reach the SANDPAPER!  siligut   Apr-10-08 05:02 PM   #17 
  - Here's an ugly-guy-beautiful-woman matchup:  Aristus   Apr-10-08 05:05 PM   #18 
  - I think you are both good-looking.  Cabcere   Apr-10-08 05:30 PM   #25 
     - you are both very attractive and look well matched  pitohui   Apr-10-08 06:31 PM   #35 
  - Yay! Behavioral Econ in teh Lounge! I love Ariely!!  bicentennial_baby   Apr-10-08 05:09 PM   #21 
  - Must - Know - More...Can't - Fight - Curiosity!  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 05:23 PM   #23 
     - Behavioral Economics is a sub-field, relatively new, of Economics.  bicentennial_baby   Apr-10-08 05:35 PM   #28 
        - Hm. and here I thought it would be interesting.  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 05:43 PM   #29 
        - Hmm. Sounds a lot like human sociobiology  turtlensue   Apr-10-08 06:37 PM   #38 
           - I'm not sure that I get what you're saying...  bicentennial_baby   Apr-10-08 06:40 PM   #41 
              - Oh sorry  turtlensue   Apr-10-08 08:55 PM   #45 
  - Well, shoot.  Cabcere   Apr-10-08 05:31 PM   #26 
  - it rings true to me  pitohui   Apr-10-08 06:23 PM   #31 
  - I'm not keen on generalizations such as this...  bicentennial_baby   Apr-10-08 06:29 PM   #32 
     - true, at the end of the day generalizations are just that...generalizations  pitohui   Apr-10-08 06:35 PM   #37 
        - That is a very good point, these things have changed enormously  bicentennial_baby   Apr-10-08 06:37 PM   #39 
  - Really hate reading these kinds of articles  supernova   Apr-10-08 06:30 PM   #34 
  - Seems like another bullshit study to me.  Fox Mulder   Apr-10-08 06:39 PM   #40 
  - Well, as usual I don't fit that mold at all  skygazer   Apr-10-08 06:44 PM   #42 
  - boomp.  RadiationTherapy   Apr-10-08 08:49 PM   #43 
  - Damn it, I knew being this pretty was a curse.  DarkTirade   Apr-10-08 08:51 PM   #44 

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