Salivary Cortisol Psychology

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The authors tested a hypothesis that women’s salivary cortisol levels predict their facial dominance and attractiveness, because high dominance is thought to reduce psychological stress and concentration of cortisol, a hormone that is also related to fecundity and so that low cortisol level is anticipated to be attractive to males. They took facial photographs and collected salivary cortisol levels of 61 female students, and asked other male and female participants to rate the dominance and attractiveness of those photographs. Then the authors conducted two multiple regression analyses, using facial dominance and attractiveness ratings as dependent variables and cortisol as one of independent variables. As a result, the multiple regression

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