Tags: journal of experimental psychology
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Categories: News of the World
In not-so-shocking news, a new study has revealed that hot female employees encourage men to spend money on big ticket items.
In the study, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers asked 133 men between the ages of 17 and 32 to look at pictures of products after talking to a woman. Some women were dressed conservatively, while other women showed a little skin. According to a report in Business Insider, the products were displayed on a screen for one second and ranged from the expensive and exciting to the cheap and mundane, a Porsche and a pen, for example. The men were then asked to write down as much information as they could about a product (in 25 seconds) and then rate the products based on the items’ status and price.
The results? Researchers found that men who spoke to a sexily-dressed female focused more on pricier products than those who did not.
"Our study shows that exposure to a sexily dressed female experimenter increases single men’s attention to status products," researchers concluded. "The mere presence of a sexy woman in a sales context may suffice to increase sales of high-ticket items. Men in a committed relationship exhibit a diminished attention to attractive alternative mates."
Well, duh. There’s a reason for booth babes and car show models. The study also suggests that men focus on expensive status items because they want women to notice them and feel that demonstrating their financial security is a good way to get a lady’s attention.
Guys, are you guilty of this? Ladies, are men with money more likely to attract your attention?