(以下內容引述自Beauty and the Beasts: The Sight of a Pretty Woman Can Make Men Crave War)
…..With colleagues there and at China’s Hebei University, Chang wondered whether
military weaponry and paraphernalia hold the same seductive value as antlers,
horns and risky behavior, allowing warriors to best nonwarriors in the competition for mates.
The researchers also speculated about war itself. When raping and pillaging,
armies resemble chimps on intergroup sex raids. Might warfare actually be driven by the opportunity
it offers males to impregnate females, willing and not willing…..
…..To begin to address such questions, Chang showed men pictures of women and tested
for statistically significant effects of those pictures on men’s attitudes about war
and on their cognitive processes related to war. As he and his colleagues describe
in the online March 23 Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,
they asked the men to rate their agreement with war-supporting statements.
Men’s responses demonstrated a positive, significant statistical correlation between
seeing photographs of attractive faces and endorsing war-supporting statements.
This correlation was not demonstrated for photographs of unattractive women’s faces,
and the researchers found no statistically significant effect on women of pictures of either attractive
or unattractive men in any measure related to war…..
…..Chang and his colleagues suggest that any warring-mating relation in men is probably
an evolutionary holdover from pre–Homo sapiens days,
which explains why raping and pillaging are, unfortunately, alive and well…..