Title

The Effect of Extramarital Affairs and Attractiveness on Spouse Likability

Date

5-26-2016 8:30 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime M. Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime M. Cloud

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The current study sought to examine attractiveness of those involved in extramarital affairs with perceived likability to predict that (1) men will be seen less likable when they are involved in an affair with a woman who is less attractive than their wife (2) spouses involved in an affair will be seen as less likable when involved with someone who is more attractive than their spouse rather someone who is less attractive. Participants were presented with a story of a married couple where either the husband or wife was cheating with someone less or more attractive than their own spouse. All participants were asked after reading the story to rate their perceived likability of the spouse who was involved in the affair. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.

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May 26th, 8:30 AM May 26th, 10:30 AM

The Effect of Extramarital Affairs and Attractiveness on Spouse Likability

WUC Pacific Room

The current study sought to examine attractiveness of those involved in extramarital affairs with perceived likability to predict that (1) men will be seen less likable when they are involved in an affair with a woman who is less attractive than their wife (2) spouses involved in an affair will be seen as less likable when involved with someone who is more attractive than their spouse rather someone who is less attractive. Participants were presented with a story of a married couple where either the husband or wife was cheating with someone less or more attractive than their own spouse. All participants were asked after reading the story to rate their perceived likability of the spouse who was involved in the affair. Data will be analyzed using a 2x2 Analysis of Variance. Implications of the obtained findings and future directions will be discussed.