Behavioral display of lumbar curvature in response to the opposite sex

buir.advisorAl-Shawaf, Laith
dc.contributor.authorŞenveli, Zeynep
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-07T09:23:34Z
dc.date.available2017-07-07T09:23:34Z
dc.date.copyright2017-06
dc.date.issued2017-06
dc.date.submitted2017-06-20
dc.departmentGraduate Program in Neuroscienceen_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of Neuroscience, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 18-25).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this thesis was to investigate the hypothesis that women adjust their lumbar curvature to approach the suggested biomechanical optimum of 45.5 degrees in response to the presence of an attractive member of the opposite sex. The experiment was designed to examine the relationship between a) participants’ ratings of an attractive male confederate and the displayed change in deviation from the optimum displayed by women, and b) participants’ ratings of the attractive male confederate and the displayed change in the absolute degree of lumbar curvature, both while controlling for potential confounds such as participants’ self-perceived physical attractiveness, self-esteem, personality traits, and sociosexual orientation. Initial statistical analyses revealed a significant change in participants’ lumbar curvature pre- to post-exposure to the attractive male confederate. Subsequent analyses to examine the nature of the change indicated that socio-sexual orientation reliably predicted the change in lumbar curvature, but not the change in deviation from the optimum. The remaining variables predicted neither the change in lumbar curvature nor the change in deviation from the optimum significantly. This study is aimed at increasing our understanding of the behavioral display of lumbar curvature for self-promotion purposes in response to the presence of opposite sex.en_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Zeynep Şenveli.en_US
dc.embargo.release2019-06-20
dc.format.extentvi, 37 leaves : charts ; 29 cmen_US
dc.identifier.itemidB155798
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/33362
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectLumbar curvatureen_US
dc.subjectBehavioral displayen_US
dc.subjectPhysical attractivenessen_US
dc.subjectMate preferenceen_US
dc.subjectFemale sexual behavioren_US
dc.titleBehavioral display of lumbar curvature in response to the opposite sexen_US
dc.title.alternativeLombar lordozun karşı cinse davranışsal sergilenmesien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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