Paper 1 - Jon Williams PSY 105 Prof. Zimmerman In this...

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Jon Williams PSY 105 – Prof. Zimmerman In this experiment, researchers Snyder, Tanke and Bershceid were trying to see the role preconceived notions of a person’s attractiveness played in the first social interaction between a man and woman. The researchers wanted to see if men behaved differently when they believed they were speaking to an attractive woman compared to an unattractive woman. Also, researchers investigated the effect of being perceived as attractive or unattractive had on the behavioral patterns of the women in the experiment. Essentially, the goal was to see if stereotypes could influence dyadic interaction and distort social reality. The controlled variable in the experiment was the information concerning the physical attractiveness of the female participants that the male participants received. Both people involved in the experiment filled out short questionnaires relating to their academic majors in college and similar information. However, the male participants also received a photograph of a woman they believed they were about to speak with. The photo was actually of a woman rated to be either attractive or unattractive by a separate
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Paper 1 - Jon Williams PSY 105 Prof. Zimmerman In this...

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