Article summary

From the article we get that the purpose or rather the aim of the research was to give some solid evidence for heightened sexual attraction under conditions of high anxiety.  The authors of the article in their broader perspective they wanted to accomplish the aspect of high anxiety contributing to higher sexual attraction which led to their investigation. The importance of the research in this case was bringing in the aspect of psychology which leads to the aspect of sexual attraction and how it is linked to the human emotions.

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Question three

From the study the major results or rather findings are such as human sexual attraction and strong emotion links may take place more often even when the emotions are unambiguous. The other finding of the research is check on arousal manipulation,from this the researcher’s concluded that most people are more anxious on the experimental bridge more than on the control bridge. The third result or rather finding of the research is behavioral data whereby 18 out of the 23 interviewed accepted the interviewer’s phone number. In the experimental group we found that only 9 out the 18 who took the interviewer’s number called and from the control group only 2 out of 16 called this suggest that subjects under experimental group were attracted more to the interviewer as compared to the male interviewer.

Question four

From the results of the research the authors come to a conclusion that men are more attracted to the female as compared to the female to the men as found in the research. We also find the authors concluding that human sexual attraction are linked with strong emotions even when the emotions seem to be ambiguous.

Question five

From the research the message we can also take home apart from the above conclusions is that the anxiety-sexuality and aggression-sexuality links sometimes may be independent phenomena and does not necessarily link emotion-sexuality.




Dutton, D. G., & Aron, A. P. (1974). Some evidence for heightened sexual attraction under conditions of high anxiety. Journal of personality and social psychology, 30(4), 510.