ERIC Number: ED106697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Beauty and Dating Choice--Objective and Subjective Reality.
Price, Gay H.; Dabbs, James M.
Experimenters photographed 105 couples at a high school dance and obtained detailed self-report measures from each partner. A panel of judges rated each partner's physical attractiveness from the photographs. Partners were found to be similar in attractiveness, and feelings of "love" expressed by the two members of each pair were highly correlated. Subjects' ratings of their own attractiveness were poorly related to judges' ratings, but subjects' ratings of their dates' attractiveness correlated significantly with the judges' ratings. Subjects' ratings of their dates' attractiveness were distorted by the subject's expressed degree of "love," with this effect more striking for females than for males. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (46th, Chicago, Illinois, May 2-4, 1974)