Effects of Physical Attractiveness on Evaluations of a Male Employee’s Allegation of Sexual Harassment by His Female Employer By Karl L. Wuensch & Charles H. Moore. Research Question & Hypothesis. Research Question What effects of the sex of the juror and the
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Effects of Physical Attractiveness on Evaluations of a Male Employee’s Allegation of Sexual Harassment by His Female EmployerBy Karl L. Wuensch & Charles H. Moore
What effects of the sex of the juror and the
physical attractiveness of the litigants where
sexual harassment of a male employee by
his female employer is occurring have on the
outcome, or verdict?
Guilty verdicts would be more likely when the defendant (female employer) was unattractive and when the plaintiff (male employee) was attractive.
324 total subjects
All were enrolled in
the undergraduate psychology
classes at a southern college.
19% African American
3.5% Other (Native American, Asian American, Hispanic)
2. Each was given a packet
3. Plaintiff gave his testimony
4.Defendant gave her testimony and denied all allegations
9-point scale certainty
of guilt and the
attractiveness of each
7.Jury asked for guilty
or not guilty verdict
58% guilty verdicts
78% guilty verdicts
85% guilty verdicts
to that of an actual trial