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Is there any update on the hypothesis on primary emotions corresponding on "love"?

This hypothesis relies on a number of ideas that are difficult to defend in light of the past decade of emotion research. Most notably, there is almost no evidence of modular "emotion systems" in the ...
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What does the literature say about why women aren't attracted to nice guys?

This isn’t a literature answer but a qualitative clarification. “Nice guy” is a conflation between two distinctly-separate behavioral patterns: 1) Passively begging for approval points via virtue-...
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Is there research into why people use piercings or tattoos for personal reasons?

This question is far too broad for this forum. In fact, entire books have been written on this topic. An extensive review by Wohlrab, Stahl, & Kappeler (2006) "Motivations for getting tattooed ...
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Does homosexuality correlate with narcissism or finding yourself attractive?

What you have here is a hypothesis and it's almost impossible to answer this conclusively because you can't design a randomized study but only look at correlations. In addition, "narcissism" itself ...
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What are the laws of female physical attractiveness?

There is an excellent paper at Evolutionary considerations of facial attraction which you may find useful. Neoteny is also a useful discussion. My off the cuff summary would be that humans do appear ...
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Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?

I'm just gonna point out that in the DSM-5 there's a new distinction (in general) between a paraphilia and a paraphilic disorder. While nothing else changed in the operational definition given in the ...
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Attractiveness bias, based on political views

It is a negative/reverse halo effect, aka a horns (or devil) effect.
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Response bias in physical and sexual attraction/attractiveness surveys

Most actual attractiveness and other types of sensitive "excitation/disgust" (using your language term) surveys are done by private organizations or firms across many years, regions and ...
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What are the laws of female physical attractiveness?

Attractiveness has shown to be related to symmetry. A study that used a computer to simulate perceptive systems showed that a visual system designed to recognize an object from multiple positions ...
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How has psychology categorised different types of love?

Sternberg's Triangular theory is certainly well-known. The field you want to dig into more is called 'close relationships'. Here's an accessible treatment of other common theories: Summary of ...
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