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Stephens, Dionne P.; Fernandez, Paula – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2012
This study relies on qualitative methods to investigate Hispanic women's skin color perceptions. The primary goal is to identify the relevance of these perceptions on their beliefs about their own physical attractiveness. Thirty-four self-identified White-Hispanic women attending a large Hispanic Serving Institution in the southeastern United…
Descriptors: Females, Interpersonal Attraction, Physical Characteristics, Hispanic Americans
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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
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Mangan, Michael A.; Fleck, Bethany – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
A qualitative content analysis of student comments on RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) identified the characteristics of professors rated as "good," "average," and "poor." Comments contained instructor characteristics consistent with prior research on the qualities of effective and ineffective college teachers. To better understand how students might…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Characteristics, Physical Characteristics
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Kistler, Michelle; Rodgers, Kathleen Boyce; Power, Thomas; Austin, Erica Weintraub; Hill, Laura Griner – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2010
Using social cognitive theory and structural regression modeling, we examined pathways between early adolescents' music media consumption, involvement with music media, and 3 domains of self-concept (physical appearance, romantic appeal, and global self-worth; N=124). A mediational model was supported for 2 domains of self-concept. Music media…
Descriptors: Music, Self Concept, Interpersonal Attraction, Adolescents
Pickard, Matthew David – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Embodied Conversational Agents (i.e., avatars; ECAs) are appearing in increasingly many everyday contexts, such as e-commerce, occupational training, and airport security. Also common to a typical person's daily life is persuasion. Whether being persuaded or persuading, the ability to change another person's attitude or behavior is a…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Attitude Change, Interpersonal Attraction, Persuasive Discourse
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Clifford, Margaret M. – Child Study Journal, 1975
Two studies were conducted to investigate the relationship between academic performance and physical attractiveness, using an elementary school sample. (BRT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Expectation, Interpersonal Attraction
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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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Felson, Richard B.; Bohrnstedt, George W. – Social Psychology Quarterly, 1979
Children's ratings were obtained, examining reciprocal feedback between perceptions of physical attractiveness and ability. Data supported the conclusion that perceptions of ability affect those of physical attractiveness but not vice versa. The role of the relative ambiguity of stimuli associated with physical attractiveness may explain the…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Bias, Body Height, Body Weight
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Langlois, Judith H.; Stephan, Cookie – Child Development, 1977
Investigates the generality of stereotypes associated with physical attractiveness and assesses the relative contributions of attractiveness and ethnicity in determining children's behavioral attributions and peer preferences. (JMB)
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Interpersonal Attraction
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Kenealy, Pamela; And Others – Journal of Social Psychology, 1988
Ratings of the physical attractiveness of 11-to-12-year-old children were obtained, and the association between physical attractiveness and teachers' judgements of these children were examined. Teachers revealed a systematic tendency to rate girls higher than boys, and significant sex differences were observed in teachers' ratings of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Physical Characteristics
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Vargas, Alice M.; Borkowski, John G. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1983
Assessed how the physical attractiveness of counselors and clients interacted to build rapport in two experiments involving college students (N=128 and N=64). Results showed the counselor's physical attractiveness had a major impact on her perceived effectiveness and the client's expectation of success irrespective of the client's attractiveness…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Client Relationship
Silverman, Irwin – Sexual Behavior, 1971
This study shows a high and disquieting degree of similarity in physical attractiveness between dating partners, and suggests also that more similar partners tend to form stronger romantic attachments. (Author)
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Individual Characteristics, Physical Characteristics, Sex (Characteristics)
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Li, Pengli; Zhang, Chunhua; Yi, Li – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
The current study examined how children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) could selectively trust others based on three facial cues: the face race, attractiveness, and trustworthiness. In a computer-based hide-and-seek game, two face images, which differed significantly in one of the three facial cues, were presented as two cues for selective…
Descriptors: Human Body, Trust (Psychology), Autism, Children
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Ashmore, Richard D.; And Others – Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1996
Used a functional framework of the perception of female physical attractiveness in a sample of 96 college students viewing 96 photographs of female fashion models. Suggests perceivers should differentiate sexual (sexy), youthful, nonsexual (cute), and up-to-date clothed and groomed (trendy) dimensions. Indicates areas of both convergence and…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Clothing, College Students, Emotional Response
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Quereshi, M. Y.; Kay, Janet P. – Social Behavior and Personality, 1986
Physical attractiveness, age, and sex were manipulated to determine their effect on the evaluation of 54 hypothetical applicants' resumes for three different jobs by 60 Master's in Business Administration students. Physical attractiveness favorably influenced the suitability ratings for all jobs; raters' sex and age were not significant but…
Descriptors: Age Differences, College Students, Higher Education, Job Applicants
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