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Barbara Borkowska
University of Wrocław
13Publications
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#1Piotr Sorokowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 15
#2David A. Puts (PSU: Pennsylvania State University)H-Index: 30
Last.Katarzyna Pisanski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 12
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Acoustic analysis and playback studies have greatly advanced our understanding of between-individual differences in nonverbal communication. Yet, researchers have only recently begun to investigate within-individual variation in the voice, particularly how people modulate key vocal parameters across various social contexts, with most of this research focusing on mating contexts. Here, we investigated whether men and women modulate the frequency components of their voices in a professional contex...
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#1Judyta Nowak (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 4
#2Bogusław Pawłowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 22
Last.Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 19
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The observations that testosterone might be immunosuppressive, form the basis for the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH). According to ICHH only high-quality individuals can maintain high levels of testosterone and afford the physiological cost of hormone-derived immunosuppression. The animal and human studies that attempted to support the ICHH by precisely defined impairment of immunity associated with high testosterone levels are inconclusive. Furthermore, human studies have used only...
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#1Bogusław Pawłowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 22
#2Barbara Borkowska (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 5
Last.Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 19
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OBJECTIVES More symmetric organisms are perceived as more attractive. Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) i.e. small, random deviations from perfect bilateral symmetry, is supposed to inform about developmental instability. According to the good genes hypothesis, a low level of FA is a putative cue to an organism's biological quality. An important aspect of this quality is the immune system functioning. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between immune system functioning and body symm...
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#1Bogusław Pawłowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 22
#2Judyta Nowak (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 4
Last.Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 19
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According to the good genes hypothesis and energy allocation theory, human adult body height may reflect biological quality. An important aspect of this quality is immune system functioning (ISF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between ISF and body height in healthy people. The ISF was determined by several important innate (total complement and lysozyme activity, neutrophil function) and adaptive immune parameters (lymphocytes, IgA and IgG, and response to the flu vaccin...
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#1Agnieszka Sabiniewicz (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 4
#2Barbara Borkowska (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 5
Last.Piotr Sorokowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Although interest in the selfie phenomenon has recently increased, no studies have yet examined the meaning behind posting romantic selfies. In a study involving a total of 584 men and women, we examined whether the amount of romantic selfies on Facebook profiles may reliably reflect love level in a heterosexual relationship, as evaluated using Sternberg's Triangular Love Scale. We found that men's overall Love Scale scores positively predicted quantity of posted romantic selfies. Addit...
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#1Judyta Nowak (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 4
#2Barbara Borkowska (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 5
Last.Bogusław Pawłowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 22
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Background Male gender and adiposity are considered to be risk factors for Staphylococcus aureus carriage. We tested whether colonization is related to free testosterone (fT) level and adiposity, measured with body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage (BFP), in healthy adults. Methods Blood sample and throat swabs were taken twice (at 4-week intervals) from healthy men and women aged 18-36 years. fT level, height, weight, and BFP were measured. Participants were classified as persistent carr...
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Objectives Total leukocyte count (white blood cells—WBC) and the count of each subpopulation vary across the menstrual cycle, but results of studies examining the time and direction of these changes are inconsistent and methodologically flawed. Besides, no previous study focused on leukocyte count on the day of ovulation. Methods Blood samples were obtained from 37 healthy and regularly cycling women aged 19.8–36.1 years. Samples were taken three times: during menstruation (M), ovulation (O), an...
5 CitationsSource
#1Agnieszka Żelaźniewicz (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 3
#2Barbara Borkowska (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 5
Last.Bogusław Pawłowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 22
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Abstract According to the compensatory prophylaxis hypothesis, women in the luteal phase, characterized by a high progesterone level, which suppresses various mechanisms of immune response, should exhibit higher disgust sensitivity, compared to the follicular phase. In this study we test the hypothesis on the compensatory role of disgust sensitivity at the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, when immune functions are expected to change due to a rise in progesterone level. Disgust sensitivity, p...
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#1Barbara Borkowska (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 5
#2Bogusław Pawłowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 22
Zahavi's handicap principle suggests that only organisms with good genetic quality can afford to engage in costly behaviors. Recreational drug use can be harmful to one's health and therefore might be viewed as a costly signal of one's genetic quality. One of the measurements of genetic quality is bodily symmetry assessed by fluctuating asymmetry. If unhealthy drug use is a behavioral example of Zahavi's handicap principle, then men who use different stimulants or recreational drugs should be mo...
3 CitationsSource
#1Bogusław Pawłowski (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 22
#2Judyta Nowak (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 4
Last.Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa (UWr: University of Wrocław)H-Index: 19
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Objective Body height, body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) are the main traits characterizing human body morphology. Studies show that these traits are related to attractiveness and, therefore, according to an evolutionary point of view, are supposed to be honest signals of biological quality. If the immunocompetence handicap principal (IHP) is true, people with more attractive values of these traits should be more immunologically competent. To test this, we analyzed whether nasal...
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