Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Hill Study Featured in New York Times

Tue, December 5, 2006

A study by psychology student, Sarah Hill, is featured in the December 5, 2006 issue of the New York Times. The study, published in the November 2006 issue of Evolution and Human Behavior (Volume 27, Issue 6, Pages 401-480), found that men and women consistently overrate the attractiveness of other members of their own sex.“In mating — as in any social competition — those who underestimate their opponents ultimately increase the risk of defeat because they are unprepared for the competition,"--Sarah Hill, quoted in the New York Times, "Insights: Overestimating Competitors in the Game of Love" by Eric Nagourney, The New York Times, December 5, 2006.

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