Lecture 6 PSY220 Attraction & Relationships (2013) WHITE

Rac0ve infants receive more playful aen0on from their

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Unformatted text preview: seen across cultures, ethnic groups, etc.) •  Women: large eyes, small nose, small chin, prominent cheekbones, high eyebrows People Magazine’s Most Beau0ful 2013 What is Beau3ful? •  Facial symmetry: Preference for symmetrical faces (seen across cultures, ethnic groups, etc.) •  Women: large eyes, small nose, small chin, prominent cheekbones, high eyebrows •  Men: large eyes, small nose, large chin Halo Effect The common belief (accurate or not) that a.rac0ve people possess a host of posi0ve quali0es beyond their physical appearance We think a1rac3ve people . . . •  Are happier •  Are more extraverted and sociable •  Are more popular •  Are more intelligent •  Make more money Kernel of Truth •  Highly a.rac0ve people do develop good social interac0on skills and report more sa0sfying interac0ons with others •  They are treated differently (due to the beauty is good stereotype) •  This creates a self- fulfilling prophecy Benefits of A1rac3veness •  School work evaluated more favourably •  Earn more money (especially men) •  Receive more help from others (especially women) •  Receive lighter prison sentences Starts Early in Life •  Nurses are more res...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2014 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Platz during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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