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ERIC Number: ED137694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-3
Beauty or Brains: Which Image for Your Mate.
Meiners, Mary L.; Sheposh, John P.
Male and female subjects evaluated a male after seeing a videotape of him with his girlfriend. The attractiveness and intelligence of the girlfriend was varied. A multivariate analysis of variance on 10 dependent measures showed the male to be evaluated more favorably when his partner was more attractive or more intelligent. Univariate analysis showed attractiveness affected all of the dependent measures. Intelligence affected a more select group of attributes--talent, self confidence, and intelligence--but affected this group about as much as attractiveness did. Intelligence and beauty have special and different places in the interpersonal marketplace. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)