Sascha Schwarz
University of Wuppertal
Publications 15
#1Sascha Schwarz (University of Wuppertal)H-Index: 6
#2Lisa Baßfeld (University of Wuppertal)
Is the Social Network profile photo important when women need help? In two field experiments (N = 681), male and female participants received a help request from a woman of below-average, above-average (Study 1 and 2), or a woman of unknown physical attractiveness (Study 2). Men (but not women) responded more often, answered more detailed, and were more helpful and friendlier to the above-average physical attractive woman (Study 1 and 2), but if they replied, they also answered friendlier to the...
#1Jordan R. Wagge (KU: University of Kansas)H-Index: 1
#2Cristina Baciu (IIT: Illinois Institute of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last.Jon Grahe (PLU: Pacific Lutheran University)H-Index: 11
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The present article reports the results of a meta-analysis of nine student replication projects of Elliot et al.’s (2010) findings from Experiment 3, that women were more attracted to photographs of men with red borders (total n = 640). The eight student projects were part of the Collaborative Replication and Education Project (CREP; ), a research crowdsourcing project for undergraduate students. All replications were reviewed by experts to ensure high quality data, and wer...
#1Jordan WaggeH-Index: 2
#2Katelin JohnsonH-Index: 1
Last.Nicole LegateH-Index: 9
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#1Peter Wühr (Technical University of Dortmund)H-Index: 20
#2Benjamin P. Lange (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 7
Last.Sascha Schwarz (University of Wuppertal)H-Index: 6
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This study investigated the accuracy of gender-specific stereotypes about movie-genre preferences for 17 genres. In study 1, female and male participants rated the extent to which 17 movie genres are preferred by women or men. In study 2, another sample of female and male participants rated their own preference for each genre. There were three notable results. First, study 1 revealed the existence of gender stereotypes for the majority of genres (i.e., for 15 of 17 genres). Second, study 2 revea...
#1Peter Wühr (Technical University of Dortmund)H-Index: 20
#2Sascha SchwarzH-Index: 6
Summary We investigated the impact of movie genre preferences on memory for movie content. Starting from a well-documented gender gap in movie preferences, we predicted that women would recall more contents from a romantic movie than from an action movie, whereas men were expected to recall more contents from an action movie than from a romantic movie. In two experiments, male and female participants watched 30-minute clips from action and romantic movies and then answered 30 questions on movie ...
#1Alexander Pashos (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 4
#2Sascha SchwarzH-Index: 1
Last.David F. Bjorklund (FAU: Florida Atlantic University)H-Index: 47
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Asymmetric grandparental caregiving is usually explained by the paternity certainty hypothesis. Accordingly, the lower investment by grandfathers (GFs) and paternal grandparents, as compared to grandmothers (GMs) and maternal grandparents, is based on differential kinship certainty to grandchildren. Hence, differential caregiving by grandparents is equated with their on-average different genetic relatedness to a grandchild. But what about nonbiological grandparents? All else being equal, step-gr...
#1Sascha SchwarzH-Index: 6
#2Maida Mustafic (University of Luxembourg)H-Index: 3
Last.Sonja JunkerH-Index: 1
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Previous studies have shown that romantic partners and siblings are important attachment figures. This study compares the attachment to the romantic partner with the attachment to the sibling as a function of the participant’s sibling type among monozygotic (MZ) twins, dizygotic (DZ) twins, and non-twin (NT) siblings. The results show that MZ twins prefer their sibling to their romantic partner whereas DZ twins are equally attached to their sibling and romantic partner. In contrast, NT siblings ...
#1Benjamin P. Lange (University of Würzburg)H-Index: 7
#2Sascha SchwarzH-Index: 6
Last.Harald A. EulerH-Index: 23
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Female fertility, which changes across the menstrual cycle, as an important factor in human mate choice has been in the scope of evolutionary psychological research for some time now. Many studies report effects of fertility on the female perception of many different mate choice-relevant traits, especially in short-term mating. One trait not studied so far from this perspective is verbal proficiency, a trait closely related to creativity and thus possibly a potential indicator of good genes. Usi...