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effect of olfactory ovulation cues on males' attention allocation and perception of exertion

Title: The effect of olfactory ovulation cues on males' attention allocation and perception of exertion.
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Name(s): Basevitch, Itay, author
Razon, Selen, author
Filho, Edson, author
Boiangin, Nataniel, author
Gutierrez, Oscar, author
Braun, Robyn, author
Arsal, Guler, author
Tenenbaum, Gershon, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of olfactory ovulation cues (i.e., female body odors) on a range of psychological, physiological, and behavioral indices in males during an exertive motor task. Eighty-eight male participants performed a handgrip squeezing task at 20% of maximum squeezing capacity to volitional fatigue. There were three conditions to the study: control, placebo, and ovulation. Researchers recoded participants' rate of perceived exertion (RPE), attention allocation, heart rate (HR), and skin conductance response (SCR). Multivariate analysis did not reveal significant differences among the groups. However, as task duration increased, small to large effect sizes (Cohen's d; d = .13 - .60) emerged between the ovulation and both the control and placebo groups for HR, SCR, and attention allocation. Effect size magnitude suggests female ovulation cues may have a delayed effect on males' attention and RPE during an exertive task. Future research should focus on alternative methods of collection and distribution of olfactory ovulation cues. To increase ecological validity, research also needs to test these effects by means of diverse tasks and settings (aerobic tasks, team tasks).
Identifier: FSU_migr_edpsy_faculty_publications-0004 (IID)
Keywords: exercise, body odor, attention, perceived exertion
Note: Copyright in this article is held by St. Thomas University.
Citation: Basevitch, I., Razon, S., Filho, E., Boiangin, N., Gutierrez, O., Braun, R., ... & Tenenbaum, G. (2013, Summer). The effect of olfactory ovulation cues on males' attention allocation and perception of exertion. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 5(2), 5-21.
Subject(s): Education
Educational psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_edpsy_faculty_publications-0004
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Multidisciplinary Research.
Issue: 2, 5

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Basevitch, I., Razon, S., Filho, E., Boiangin, N., Gutierrez, O., Braun, R., … Tenenbaum, G. (2013). The effect of olfactory ovulation cues on males' attention allocation and perception of exertion. Journal Of Multidisciplinary Research. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_edpsy_faculty_publications-0004