Speed dating for college students
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Known as the dorsomedial prefrontal cortext (dm PFC), the region includes two sub-regions; the paracingulate cortex which makes calculations about a person’s attractiveness, and the rostromedial prefrontal cortex (rm PFC located close to the eyes), which is activated when the brain senses a disconnect between its immediate assessment of attractiveness and other people’s perceptions.
The students also rated each of the pictured individuals on attractiveness and likeability.
These ratings were public and made available to all of the participants as they were scanned.
Building an interconnected group of relationships with others is at the core of a person’s effectiveness both personally and professionally.
In the workplace today, we need to be known to others as well as ensure that others are aware of how we might be a resource for them.
MORE: Online Dating Gets a Little Less Virtual During the speed dating event, the students were allowed to mingle and chat with one another for no longer than five minutes each.
At the end, they filled out a form indicating which people they wanted to see again, and for those who mutually agreed, contact information was exchanged.
Researchers at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland recruited 151 heterosexual college students for a speed dating study with a twist.The event leader will usually ring a bell, sound a buzzer, or blow a whistle to indicate the beginning and end of each round.Once the round begins, you introduce yourself and your purpose for being there, share your business card and perhaps, business brochure.So while we don’t exactly judge people on their appearance, how people look is the first cue that we grab on to in order to start building an impression, at least when it comes to finding dates.“Judgments about romantic relationships thus seem to be formed within seconds of seeing a potential partner, but also depend on a complex mix of evaluations about physical and psychological compatibility,” write the authors.