5,430 reputation
441
bio website tycho.usno.navy.mil/what.html
location Germany
age
visits member for 1 year, 1 month
seen Jul 18 at 13:02


Jul
18
accepted At what age are women perceived to be most attractive?
Jul
17
comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
@SébastienPalcoux In clinical psychology there is one criterion that almost all behaviors have to fulfill to be considered pathological: they have to prevent normal everyday functioning. Many writers close themselves up for a few weeks to finish their novels. They don't sleep, wash or eat. But then they come out, take a shower, play with their kids, socialize etc. It would only be considered pathological, if you don't have any friends at all, no family, never wash or cut your hair, etc. Being extremely focussed on what you do is called "flow" and it causes a state of bliss. It is very healthy.
Jul
16
revised Is there a name for a person who looks for a name for another person's supposed faults?
edited body
Jul
16
revised Is there a name for a person who looks for a name for another person's supposed faults?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
16
asked Psychology of brand names
Jul
9
revised Difference between brain disease and brain disorder
added 3008 characters in body
Jul
9
revised Difference between brain disease and brain disorder
added 1 character in body
Jul
8
revised Why are some people attracted to people of other races?
added 686 characters in body
Jul
8
revised Why are some people attracted to people of other races?
added 686 characters in body
Jul
8
answered Why are some people attracted to people of other races?
Jul
8
comment Why are some people attracted to people of other races?
I edited the question and numbered the two subquestions to make reference to them more easy.
Jul
8
revised Why are some people attracted to people of other races?
added 2 characters in body
Jul
8
answered Difference between brain disease and brain disorder
Jul
4
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
comment Average physical attraction time
It seems you only got 250 rep of my 500 bounty! I'm confused and sorry about that :-( I didn't want to take away the incentive for additional answers prematurely, but didn't read the information on how bounties are awarded carefully enough. What a stupid system! Anyway, I'm still very happy about your answer and appreciate the effort you put into it. Thank you! :-)
Jun
29
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
22
comment Average physical attraction time
Great answer, @jona, +1. What I find most interesting is how little the decrease in romantic love – from 4 to 3 after 33 years – and physical attractiveness – between 7.9 and 8.2 – is. Apparently, although there definitely is a decline in perceived attractiveness / passionate love, this is so minor as to be irrelevant (to the partners). After all, my partners, when I started dating them, where much more diverse in perceived attractiveness than the decline in any one single partner.
Jun
22
comment Average physical attraction time
@jona I was told the participants were given images of non-sexual body parts, not faces or whole bodies, and apparently the smooth, unblemished skin and other youthful aspects made the bodies of teenagers most attractive on average. But as I said, I could never find that study, and it may have been made up or misrepresented. Nevertheless it is clear that aging of the body becomes increasingly visible from around twenty years of age onwards, and that was what my comment was all about.