The more I allocate to each attribute, the more highly I supposedly value that quality in a mate.
This experiment, which Royzman sometimes runs with his college classes, is meant to inject scarcity into hypothetical dating decisions in order to force people to prioritize.
There are still a lot of people who think psychology is not a real subject.
Some vague and probably inaccurate reference they want to make to Freud..."You love your mother?
“The tabula rasa Freudian ideal simply can’t happen in a digital age,” counters Rob Dobrenski, Ph D, a Murray Hill–based psychologist and author of Crazy, a memoir about what it’s really like to be a shrink.
“Some therapists will go further trying to maintain the illusion, but a lot of therapists won’t hide the fact that tech is as much a part of their lives as their patients.” Dobrenski has a policy of not to following any clients, former or current, on Twitter, even though some may follow him.
I think for a second, and then I write equal amounts (70) next to both hotness and kindness, then 40 next to income and 20 next to fidelity.“Oh wow,” he says.“What? Usually women allocate more to fidelity and less to physical attractiveness.
Maybe you think fidelity is something people can cultivate over time?
Why couldn’t he share his food-porn pictures with everyone, like the rest of us?Edward Royzman, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, asks me to list four qualities on a piece of paper: physical attractiveness, income, kindness, and fidelity.Then he gives me 200 virtual “date points” that I’m to distribute among the four traits.Note: This one is for the single women of the world - one for men will follow ...You're a single, professional woman, and you'd like to find a long-term partner.