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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
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West, Stephen G.; Brown, T. Jan – Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 1975
Descriptors: Field Studies, Interpersonal Attraction, Interpersonal Relationship, Research Methodology