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The Impact of Psychological Stress on Men's Judgements of Female Body Size

  • Viren Swami mail,

    v.swami@westminster.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom, Department of Psychology, HELP University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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  • Martin J. Tovée

    Affiliation: Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042593

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 17 Aug 2012 at 23:24 GMT

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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Sep 2012 at 21:46 GMT

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RE: RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

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