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Sexual cues emanating from the anchorette chair: Implications for perceived professionalism, fitness for beat, and memory for news

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dc.contributor.author Samson, Lelia
dc.contributor.author Grabe, Maria Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-02T17:16:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-02T17:16:32Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08
dc.identifier.citation Grabe, M. E. & Samson, L. (2011). Sexual cues emanating from the anchorette chair: Implications for perceived professionalism, fitness for beat, and memory for news. Communication Research, 38(94), 471-496. en
dc.identifier.uri http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/psc.1288/abstract en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/14319
dc.description.abstract The experimental study reported here employed one of the most compelling visual cues of female sexual attractiveness (low waist-to-hip ratio) to test news anchor sexualization influences on audience evaluations of her as a professional and memory for the news that she presents. Close to four hundred subjects (N=390) participated in this between subjects study. The data reveal variance in professional assessments and memory outcomes across sexualized versus unsexualized embodiments of the female anchor. Moreover, male and female participants varied in their responses. Conclusions are drawn in line with evolutionary psychology expectations of men’s cognitive susceptibility to visual sex cues--here to the detriment of forming memory for news content. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.subject information processing en
dc.subject memory en
dc.subject television news en
dc.subject female anchor en
dc.subject gender en
dc.subject waist-to-hip-ratio en
dc.subject sexual attractiveness en
dc.subject Evolutionary psychology en
dc.title Sexual cues emanating from the anchorette chair: Implications for perceived professionalism, fitness for beat, and memory for news en


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