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Weeden, Jason; Sabini, John – Psychological Bulletin, 2005
Evidence from developed Western societies is reviewed for the claims that (a) physical attractiveness judgments are substantially based on body size and shape, symmetry, sex-typical hormonal markers, and other specific cues and (b) physical attractiveness and these cues substantially predict health. Among the cues that the authors review, only…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Health, Gender Differences, Sociocultural Patterns
Yang, Chi Cheung Ruby – Online Submission, 2012
This study aimed to investigate gender representation in an English textbook series used in Hong Kong schools. The corpus software AntConc was used to analyse the collocations of gendered terms "He/he," "She/she," "Man/man," "Woman/woman," "women," "Boy/boy," "Boys/boys,"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role
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Ponzo, Zander – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1985
Discusses the importance of physical attractiveness from an anthropological perspective, and examines its role in counseling research and practice. (BH)
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Characteristics, Counselors
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Asci, F. Hulya – Adolescence, 2002
Evaluates age and gender differences in physical self-concept of Turkish university students. The Physical Self-Perception Profile was administered to participants for assessing physical self-concept. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect for gender, but no significant main effect for year in school. Univariate…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Body Image, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Jones, W. Paul – American Mental Health Counselors Association Journal, 1980
Discusses the theoretical and practical applications of cosmetic behavior therapy in a private practice. Enhancement of physical appearance will frequently result in an enhancement of self-concept, and the client's attainment of physical attractiveness contributes to the probability of success in current culture. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Counselors
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Archer, John; McCarthy, Barry – Educational Research, 1988
Several lines of social psychological research that indicate possible biases in assessment of students' written work are reviewed. These are sex bias, physical attractiveness, and prior knowledge. There is evidence of likely biases from all three areas; further research in real, as opposed to simulated, assessments is required. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Physical Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Sex Bias
Huebner, E. Scott; And Others – Diagnostique, 1984
Findings regarding the influence of four potential sources of bias (sex, socioeconimic status, race, physical attractiveness) upon decision-making stages of the assessment process are selectively reviewed. It is concluded that, though further research is needed, convincing evidence of bias in later stages of decision making has yet to be…
Descriptors: Bias, Decision Making, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stacks, Don W. – 1980
Recent research on the role of personal space has demonstrated the effects of violating or not violating a spatial norm on the perceived persuasiveness, credibility, and attractiveness of the message source. The persuasive impact of personal space violations has been difficult to interpret because of the failure to effectively manipulate source…
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Credibility
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Dong, Qi; And Others – Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 1996
Examines Chinese adolescents' rankings of peer social status and differences between United States and Chinese adolescents in predictors of social success, to challenge the dominance hierarchy model of peer relations being based on physical traits. A total of 111 Beijing students were ranked by 300 classmates on measures of social status. Findings…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Chinese, Foreign Countries, High School Students
Remland, Martin S. – 1993
Although a relatively new area of scientific study, theory and research on nonverbal communication in the courtroom has produced important findings for students and practitioners in five key areas: voire dire and jury analysis; opening and closing statements; client demeanor and direct examination; cross-examination; and judge demeanor and…
Descriptors: Body Language, Communication Research, Court Judges, Court Litigation
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Collins, M. Elizabeth – Journal of School Health, 1988
The article examines cultural pressure for extreme thinness in the United States and its impact as a possible predisposing factor for developing eating disorders among adolescent females. Preventive strategies are recommended to help adolescents balance this pressure and their own desire for attractiveness within the larger context of good health.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Anorexia Nervosa, Body Weight, Bulimia
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Nichols, Polly – Reclaiming Children and Youth: Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Problems, 1996
Lookism, more pervasive than sexism or racism, is the ranking of persons that attributes worth based on random variations in supposed attributes of personal attractiveness. Presents the changes educators must bring about if girls--and boys--are to break free of the humiliation of societally determined unattractiveness. (LSR)
Descriptors: Body Composition, Body Image, Consciousness Raising, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ritts, Vicki; And Others – Review of Educational Research, 1992
A descriptive and metanalytic research review indicates that physically attractive students are usually judged more favorably than their unattractive counterparts by teachers on several dimensions including intelligence, academic potential, grades, and social skills. The influence of moderating variables and possible mechanisms responsible for the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Grades (Scholastic)
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Dusek, Jerome B.; Joseph, Gail – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1983
A meta-analysis of 77 studies on teacher expectancies led to the following conclusions: student attractiveness, conduct, cumulative folder information, race, and social class were related to teacher expectancies. Student gender and the number of parents at home were not related to teacher expectancies. (Author/LC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Meta Analysis
Stacks, Don W.; Burgoon, Judee K. – 1980
The role of two nonverbal variables, conversational distance and physical self-presentation, were examined as potential sources of distraction and for their consequent effects on susceptibility to persuasion. The distraction literature was reviewed and synthesized into five propositions, which served as a starting point for predicting how…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Credibility, Interpersonal Attraction, Interpersonal Competence
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