White paper- pinkmonkey32

In this pdf we look at a research study that was done to see if men or women are more likely to use deception in order to seem more attractive. The results of this study showed that men are more likely to be deceptive by portraying “themselves as more resourceful and more kind, sincere, and trustworthy than they really are.” As well as these results they determined that women are more likely to “engage in deception related to the embellishment of their physical(bodily) appearance” furthermore in this experiment explains “These results seem to suggest that, to a significant extent, the deceptive acts most frequently used by males and females in mating contexts are also rated as being the most effective acts of deception. “ The data in this research proves that deception and lying to someone you’re interested in have direct effects on the attraction level between the two.


In this article it takes a look at the idea that the more we are attracted to someone the more fixated we become in the absence of them. When you start to focus more on the absence of the person rather than the person itself you create this high level of attraction based off of virtually nothing but the fact that you can’t have them. This further then pushes away the people around you causing you to just have an even stronger need or want for a mate. This source is more on the spiritual aspect of attraction and this not only applies for relationships but other things you may crave in your life as well


In this article we look at the similarities between mating in animals and mating in humans. Most animals use mating signals and show off. Such as the frog with the loudest vocalization or the monkey with the loudest call, Humans use the same type of tactics. When studied in this experiment men’s testosterone levels significantly increased after driving a sports car compared to an old car. This directly goes with the psychology theory that men while “showboating” increase their sexual levels. Women do the same by using makeup and “beautifying themselves”. And when put to another study with 2 profiles women got distracted by the flashing things while the men focused on the lack of the profiles by degrading height or social status. Innately just like mammals men want to show off and appear better than their competition while women only look for the men showing off.

In this article we learn about the scarcity principle and how it is effective in relationships. The scarcity principle is the desire for something when it becomes more rare, much like people when they are harder to get the more interested people become. A research study even showed that women who were ready to settle down wanted a man that wasn’t “too easy to get” and men said they wanted a woman that was “hard to get.” These ideas can be used to manipulate people into being interested in you. When studied in another experiment they found that woman most often use tactics of not calling, or pretending to be busy to give the illusion of scarcity while men referred to saying good things but not filling up with action as well as just acting rude to provide the illusion of scarcity


In this research study they analyzed the relationships between human and robot interaction. In there study they placed introverted, intermediate, and extroverted people in with a robot that had the same personality style as them and then roasted them to other personality styles as well. The data concluded that the extroverted male and female felt most comfortable and interested in the conversation they had with the robot that was extroverted. This same thing happened with the intermediate robot and people as well as the introverted robot and introverted people. This concluded that humans are more attracted to talking to people who are like them like the law of attraction. This gave insight to what people may want when robots become more regular in everyday life like a receptionist or a desk worker ect. What personality robots will best fit these positions and is it possible to change personalities based on the human it’s talking too?

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6 Responses to White paper- pinkmonkey32

  1. davidbdale says:

    I had to download your White Paper, open it in Edit, copy and paste it into your post to see it, PinkMonkey.


  2. davidbdale says:

    I didn’t recognize this as a White Paper, PinkMonkey, because it’s missing so many components and breaks the format. I’ve copied THIS from the Assignment page:

    Assignment Specifics

    Working Hypothesis 1
    Here you’ll detail in precise language an argument you believe could be supported by material you have already found or expect to find.

    Working Hypothesis 2 (Optional)
    To demonstrate that you haven’t hardened your position and are willing to consider alternate findings, declare a second hypothesis the research might support.

    Five Academic Sources
    Provide a link to your first 5 sources, a brief Summary of the essential content of each, and a preview of how you think you’ll be able to use the sources to support an argument.

    “Wrongful Convictions: The American Experience”

    Background: This article discusses the depth of wrongful convictions in the United States as well as other nations such as Canada. It focuses on how wrongful convictions occur and organizations that are working to try and prevent them.

    How I Intend to Use It: This article will help me discover the most common reasons why innocent people end up in prison. It lists at least seven possible reasons as to how wrongful convictions happen which will all help me eventually find ways to prevent this problem from occurring.

    Topics for Smaller Papers (Very Preliminary)
    Since as part of the semester’s work, you’ll produce short arguments that stand on their own but contribute to your overall research, begin to identify what those papers might look like. You may be unable to nail down these details so early in the process, but provide a good guess if you can.

    Explain How a Term or Category is Understood or Misunderstood, Used or Misused, how Related things differ, or how Unrelated things are similar
    (Definition/Classification Argument)

    See the Model for an example of an argument of this type.

    Explore a Causal Relationship Essential to your research
    (Cause/Effect Argument)

    Again, see the Model for an example.

    Reveal a Counterargument to be flawed
    (Rebuttal Argument)

    There’s no example of this argument type in the Model. If there were, it would be, for example, a stinging attack on the argument that personal freedom to opt out of vaccination trumps the public health necessity of virtually universal vaccination.

    Current State of the Research Paper
    Describe in a brief paragraph how you’re feeling so far about the progress you’ve made, how your opinions have changed (or solidified), and what you anticipate will be your eventual outcome.



  3. davidbdale says:

    I have a couple of questions about your first Summary:
    1. “These results seem to suggest that, to a significant extent, the deceptive acts most frequently used by males and females in mating contexts are also rated as being the most effective acts of deception.”
    —Does that mean it would also be just as effective for women to deceive men by appearing more sincere and trustworthy, AND for men to enhance their physical appearance? Or do you mean that for men, it’s best to lie about their sincerity, and for women it’s best to fake their physical attractiveness?
    2. The data in this research proves that deception and lying to someone you’re interested in have direct effects on the attraction level between the two.
    —”Have direct effects” is the kind of language you WANT TO AVOID in any persuasive essay, PinkMonkey. It doesn’t say that deception and lying ARE HELPFUL, or that they’ll MAKE YOU MORE ATTRACTIVE. An equally possible “direct effect” would be to completely alienate the person you’re trying to attract. (Could there be anything less appealing than LYING about being TRUTHFUL?)


  4. davidbdale says:

    You’d be wise not to cite sources like your second one, PM. You and I could both write one of these in about 10 minutes and with about as much validity as Felicia Lonobile’s blog post. It may point you in the direction of more credible sources, or it might just provide you with a useful phrase to search, like “The Law of Attraction,” but quoting from it won’t make you persuasive.


  5. davidbdale says:

    If you need more feedback before you start to revise your White Paper, PM, please put it back into Feedback Please and leave me a Reply with a request for a specific sort of advice.

    And please always Reply to Feedback, PinkMonkey. It’s the primary value of the course, and I love the conversations, but I tire of them if they become one-sided.


  6. davidbdale says:

    When you first posted it, this was a preliminary assignment. It passed then, but now it’s far behind where it should be, PinkMonkey.

    Use this White Paper to take Notes and record your impressions of your sources AS YOU READ THEM, the best way to begin converting your research material into language of your own you can export to your short arguments when it’s time to draft them. You don’t appear to have updated your preliminary notes since you first posted them.

    This post will be regraded from time to time, or on your specific request.


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