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Feingold's (1992) meta analysis on attractiveness. People perceive more attractive people to be more sexually warm, have better social skills, more dominance, better mental health, more intelligence, but less modesty.Basic personality traits were essentially unrelated to actual physical attractiveness (except social coping skills)..

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1. Person Perception & Attractiveness

2. Feingold’s (1992) meta analysis on attractiveness Feingold did a meta-analysis on how people perceive attractive individuals. A meta-analysis is a type of paper in which you summarize all the research that is currently out there on a topic. So Feingold looked at all the research on how attractiveness affects impressions of someone’s personality traits and this is what he found. Meta 1 Results People perceive more attractive people to be more sexually warm, have better social skills, more dominance, better mental health, more intelligence, but less modesty. Meta 2 Results Basic personality traits were essentially unrelated to actual physical attractiveness (except social coping skills). [Feingold, A. (1992). Good-looking people are not what we think. Psychological Bulletin, 111, 304-341. ] Feingold did a meta-analysis on how people perceive attractive individuals. A meta-analysis is a type of paper in which you summarize all the research that is currently out there on a topic. So Feingold looked at all the research on how attractiveness affects impressions of someone’s personality traits and this is what he found. Meta 1 Results People perceive more attractive people to be more sexually warm, have better social skills, more dominance, better mental health, more intelligence, but less modesty. Meta 2 Results Basic personality traits were essentially unrelated to actual physical attractiveness (except social coping skills). [Feingold, A. (1992). Good-looking people are not what we think. Psychological Bulletin, 111, 304-341. ]

3. Langlois et al., (1995) studied the connection between infant attractiveness and maternal behavior and attitudes Langlois et al., (1995) studied the connection between infant attractiveness and maternal behavior and attitudes in a correlational study. [Langlois, J. H., Ritter, J. M., Casey, R. J., & Sawin, D. B. (1995). Infant attractiveness predicts maternal behavior and attitudes. Developmental Psychology, 31, 464-472.] Langlois et al., (1995) studied the connection between infant attractiveness and maternal behavior and attitudesin a correlational study. [Langlois, J. H., Ritter, J. M., Casey, R. J., & Sawin, D. B. (1995). Infant attractiveness predicts maternal behavior and attitudes. Developmental Psychology, 31, 464-472.]

4. Langlois et al., (1995): Procedure They went into a hospital and took pictures of the baby & mother at two times: birth and 10months, they also made observations of how the baby and mother interacted at 10 hrs after birth and 10 months. And finally they administered attitude questionnaires to the mother. Any guesses as to what they found?They went into a hospital and took pictures of the baby & mother at two times: birth and 10months, they also made observations of how the baby and mother interacted at 10 hrs after birth and 10 months. And finally they administered attitude questionnaires to the mother. Any guesses as to what they found?

5. Mothers discriminated in favor of attractive babies At birth, mothers were more affectionate to attractive than non-attractive infants. Mothers of infants who become less attractive increased their opinions that infants interfering with their lives. They found that mothers discriminated in favor of attractive babies - At birth, mothers were more affectionate to attractive than non-attractive infants. - Infants who became less attractive had mothers whose attitudes about infants interfering in their lives became more negative [all kids received adequate care] They found that mothers discriminated in favor of attractive babies - At birth, mothers were more affectionate to attractive than non-attractive infants. - Infants who became less attractive had mothers whose attitudes about infants interfering in their lives became more negative [all kids received adequate care]

6. Yet more research findings on attractiveness and person perception Fathers are more responsive with more attractive children. Attractive children are generally treated less harshly by unrelated adults than unattractive children. Children with birth defects have more controlling, less verbal mothers, and less responsive. College women punish unattractive kids more severely for the same behavior. More research findings on attractiveness and person perception was found that: Fathers are more responsive with more attractive children. Attractive children are generally treated less harshly by unrelated adults than unattractive children. Children with birth defects had more controlling, less verbal mothers, and less responsive. College women punish unattractive kids more severely than attractive kids for the same behavior. More research findings on attractiveness and person perception was found that: Fathers are more responsive with more attractive children. Attractive children are generally treated less harshly by unrelated adults than unattractive children. Children with birth defects had more controlling, less verbal mothers, and less responsive. College women punish unattractive kids more severely than attractive kids for the same behavior.

7. Yet more research findings on attractiveness and person perception Plain people earn less than people of average looks, who earn less than attractive people (between 5-10%) People tend to favor a beautiful woman unless they suspect her of misusing her beauty. People who met a man seated next to an extremely attractive woman tended to like him more, and to rate him as friendlier and more self-confident, than did those people who met the same man when he was seated beside an unattractive women. More research findings on attractiveness and person perception was found that: Handsome men get higher starting salaries People tend to favor a beautiful woman unless they suspect her of misusing her beauty. People who met a man seated next to an extremely attractive woman tended to like him more, and to rate hum as friendlier and more self-confident, than did those people who met the same man when he was seated beside an unattractive women.More research findings on attractiveness and person perception was found that: Handsome men get higher starting salaries People tend to favor a beautiful woman unless they suspect her of misusing her beauty. People who met a man seated next to an extremely attractive woman tended to like him more, and to rate hum as friendlier and more self-confident, than did those people who met the same man when he was seated beside an unattractive women.

8. Social Perception & Interpersonal Behavior: On the Self Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes Theory: 1. Stereotyping is automatic. 2. People believe that physical attractiveness correlates with positive personality characteristics.

9. Social Perception & Interpersonal Behavior: On the Self Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes Hypotheses: 1. People will validate the physical attractiveness stereotype through self-fulfilling prophecy. 2. Men will act more sociable to women they think are attractive and those women will respond with more sociable behavior (than women believed to be less physically attractive).

10. Social Perception & Interpersonal Behavior: On the Self Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes Methods: 1. 102 undergraduates (half male and half female) arrived in separate rooms for a study on acquaintance processes in social relationships. 2. The men were shown a pix of either a pretty or unattractive women. 3. Men rated their women partner on personality characteristics 4. They were instructed to have a 10 minute conversation. 5. Afterwards, both men and women rated the personality of their partner and their own enjoyment of the conversation. 6. Independent raters coded the conversation for warmth (and a whole bunch of other things).

11. Social Perception & Interpersonal Behavior: On the Self Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes Results: 1. Men anticipated physically attractive partners to be sociable poised, humorous, and social adept. Less attractive partners were expected to be awkward, unsociable, serious, and socially inept. 2. Men who interacted with women they believed to be physically attractive appeared (to the independent judges) to be more sociable, sexually warm, interesting, independent, sexually permissive, bold outgoing, humorous, obvious, and socially adept. 3. Women partners who were believed to be attractive appeared (to the independent judges) to have greater confidence, greater animation, greater enjoyment of the conversation, and greater liking for their partners than women believed to be less physically attractive.

12. People generally perceive attractive people as having a lot of positive personality traits. People often discriminate in favor of attractive people. Take home message So what’s the take home message here? People generally perceive attractive people as having a lot of positive personality traits; this is also know as the Halo Effect. Which is making assumptions about a whole host of personality traits from the knowledge of just one (attractiveness). Consequently, people often discriminate in favor of attractive peopleSo what’s the take home message here? People generally perceive attractive people as having a lot of positive personality traits; this is also know as the Halo Effect. Which is making assumptions about a whole host of personality traits from the knowledge of just one (attractiveness). Consequently, people often discriminate in favor of attractive people

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