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Sometimes a Flower Is Just a Flower: Art Perception Across the Cycle

Poster Session IX - Board: IX-011
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Lauren R. Bernstein
Muhlenberg College

Joy E. Mitchell
Muhlenberg College

Jeffrey M. Rudski
Muhlenberg College

Women not using oral contraceptives tended to use sexual terms in describing paintings by Georgia O'keeffe during the follicular part of their cycle, but not the luteal. Ratings did not differ across the month in women taking oral contraceptives. Results are interpreted with respect to theory in evolutionary psychology.

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