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8/28/11 1 5. The Body and Personality • “Beauty is only skin deep.” • “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” • “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Basic Questions • To what extent is outward physical appearance associated with personality? • Is the association “real”? • What is the causal relationship? • How do our implicit theories of physical appearance affect our construal of personality? Outward Physical Appearance • Sex • Body type • Facial features > Abnormalities or deviations > Attractiveness
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8/28/11 2 Sex: Whole Body Judgment “Compulsory judgment” (Stangor et al, 1992) Implicit personality theories based on sex and body types Morphology and motion (Johnson & Tassinary, 2005) Walk: sway = female (and feminine) swagger = male (and masculine) Rating Scale: 1 = not at all…5 = very much Active Competitive Focused Need for Affection Self Aware Sensitive ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Endomorph Type
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PSYC 375 taught by Professor Lewine during the Spring '11 term at University of Louisville.

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