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How not to cheat on one's partner: all you need is love
如何保持对伴侣忠诚?:你需要的只是爱
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Wed Mar 19, 8:25 AM ET

PARIS (AFP) - When it comes to resisting sexual temptation and remaining faithful to one's partner in life, The Beatles got it right: All You Need Is Love. A new study published Wednesday said that people who are in love with their partners are less attracted to other people.

  巴黎(法新社)--当提到抵制性诱惑,生活上对对方忠诚时,甲壳虫乐队说对了:你所需要的只是爱。 于周三发表的一项新研究表示相爱中的情侣对别人的"性趣"更少。

Numerous studies have shown that humans are not especially self-restrained when it comes to gratification. We prefer to indulge in pleasure when opportunity arises.

  曾经很多研究都表明人在满足上的自我约束力特别差,往往一有机会希望纵情享乐。

But when it comes to love and lust, this otherwise reliable human trait -- get it while you can -- leads to a paradox: Why do people in stable relationships so often pass up the chance for a little sexual gratification on the side, even if they can get away with it?

  可爱情和欲望方面,本来这一稳固的人类特质--及时行乐--出现一个悖论:为什么拥有稳定关系的人如此常见会拒绝性上的一点满足感的机会--即便那样做能够脱身?

To find out, psychologist Gian Gonzaga invited 60 heterosexual undergraduates at the University of California in Los Angeles who had been in relationships for at least three years to ogle a photograph of a hot babe or hunk of the opposite sex they found especially attractive, taken from a popular dating site.

  为了找到答案,心理学者Gian Gonzaga邀请了洛杉矶家伙走大学的60名至少拥有三年以上爱情关系的异性恋大学生们来看热门约会网站上获得的性感美女图片或他们认为很有吸引力的美男照片。

After writing a short essay on what they found alluring about the person in the picture, Gonzaga then divided his guinea pigs into three groups.

  Gonzaga在完成一篇关于受测人感觉图片中什么具有诱惑的短片论文后,他将受测人分为三组。

The first was asked to write an essay about the moment when they had felt the strongest feeling of love for their current partner, while the second group had to recall their most memorable and intense sexual encounter.
The third group had the freedom to write about whatever came to mind.

  第一组人写一篇关于自己对目前伴侣拥有最强烈爱情的时刻的论文
  第二组人写一篇回忆曾经自己有过最难忘、深刻的性的论文
  第三组人写一篇自由出现在头脑中想到的任何事物。

All the students were instructed, while writing their essays, to not think about the good-looking guy or gal in the photo.

  所有的同学都被指示在写他们的论文的时候不要去考虑原来那张图片中的长相好看的男子或女孩。

But every time the tempter did pop into mind while scribbling, the students had to tick a box.

  但是如果写作的时候每当这种诱惑进入脑海,学生就要打上一次勾。

The group that focused on love rather than lust strayed in thoughts three times less than the group asked to describe the most memorable sexual encounter with their long-term partner.

Those given free rein with a pen apparently couldn't keep their minds off the sexy photos, and ticked the box six times more than the "love" group.

  注意力集中在爱情而不是欲望上的那一组”思想走神“次数比描述和自己长期伴侣拥有过最难忘的性的一组人少三倍。

  自由思考的那一组无法让自己忘记那些性感图片,打的勾数是”爱情组“的六倍。

"Feeling love for your romantic partner appears to make everybody else less attractive," Gonzaga told a UCLA newsletter.

  Gonzaga告诉一份洛杉矶加州大学校报:“似乎感受爱情会让其它人的吸引力减少”

The study is published in the journal Evolution and Biology and also reported by the British weekly New Scientist.

  这项研究在《进化和生物》杂志上发表并被英国周报《新科学家》报道。


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