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Huston, Ted L. – Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 1973
Paper based on doctoral dissertation submitted at the New York University in Albany. Study seeks to correlate physical attractiveness and date choices. Evidence indicates that subjects' self-evaluated physical attractiveness did relate to subjects' estimate of chances of acceptance by date choice. (DS)
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Educational Sociology, Physical Characteristics, Psychological Studies
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Goldman, William; Lewis, Philip – Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 1977
The possibility that the so-called physical attractiveness stereotype may contain a "kernel of truth" was investigated in a study where college students interacted with opposite sex partners whom they could not see. (Editor)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Experiments, Hypothesis Testing, Interpersonal Competence
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Dion, Karen K.; Stein, Steven – Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 1978
Examines the hypothesis that attractive individuals should be more successful with opposite-sex peers but less successful with same-sex peers than unattractive individuals. Also investigates the influence strategies employed by persons differing in attractiveness since nothing is currently known about the actual behavior exhibited by attractive…
Descriptors: Group Behavior, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Evaluation
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Benson, Peter L.; And Others – Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 1976
Investigates whether favoritism for the physically attractive, a phenomenon demonstrated almost exclusively on the basis of rating scales, generalizes to nonreactive, behavioral helping responses. (Editor)
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Physical Characteristics, Racial Attitudes, Research Methodology