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Carter, Jean A. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1978
Research assessed the effects of counselor physical attractiveness and inter-actions between attractiveness and counselor subject sex. It is suggested that sex of counselor and client may play a more important role independently and in conjunction with attractiveness than does attractiveness alone in influencing impressions and expectations.…
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Students, Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship
Kleim, David M.; And Others – 1983
Earlier research investigating the relationship between physical attractiveness and assertiveness found that physically attractive females were more assertive than other females. To investigate this relationship further and to broaden the scope of the study, 69 students were videotaped in groups of five to ten while responding to open-ended…
Descriptors: Assertiveness, College Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Attraction
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Cash, Thomas F.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
The physical attractiveness stereotype was examined as it pertains to the attribution of psychological disturbance among peers. Consistent with the stereotype, attractive interviewees were judged as less disturbed with better prognosis than unattractive interviewees. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Counselor Attitudes, Helping Relationship, Peer Acceptance
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O'Reilly, Maria T. – Journal of Dental Education, 1987
A study found that the physical attractiveness of a dental school teacher affected the student's opinion of teaching effectiveness, regardless of the student's sex, with effectiveness ratings correlating with pleasing appearance. (MSE)
Descriptors: Dental Schools, Dental Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Attraction
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Adams, G. R. – Human Development, 1977
This paper reviews research on physical attractiveness from a dialectical-interactional perspective and attempts to examine the relationship between outer appearance and inner psychological characteristics from a developmental perspective. (BD)
Descriptors: Developmental Psychology, Evaluation Criteria, Individual Psychology, Interaction Process Analysis
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Dunkel, Curtis S.; Papini, Dennis R. – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2005
This study was designed to examine the role ego-identity plays in the mating preferences of late adolescents. In addition to examining the variance in mating preferences explained by ego-identity status, it was hoped that the results could assist in testing the competing Sexual Strategies (Buss & Schmitt, 1993) and Social Role (Eagly & Wood, 1999)…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Attraction, Self Concept, Late Adolescents, Gender Differences
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Glick, Peter; Larsen, Sadie; Johnson, Cathryn Branstiter, Heather – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2005
We hypothesized that women who dress in a sexy versus business-like manner evoke negative emotions and perceptions of lesser competence if employed in high-(but not low-) status jobs. Male and female undergraduates evaluated a videotaped female target whose physical attractiveness was held constant, but who was (a) dressed in sexy or business-like…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Employment Level, Females, Competence
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Benz, Joseph J.; Anderson, Mary K.; Miller, Richard L. – Psychological Record, 2005
Mate selection criteria for humans, and the concept of deception as a mating strategy, have both been demonstrated by past research. This study provides evidence that men and women believe that the mate selection criteria used by one sex corresponds to the deceptive tactics used by the opposite sex. A survey of the deceptive techniques used by men…
Descriptors: Females, Deception, Males, Interpersonal Attraction
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Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Simons, Joke; Lens, Willy; Soenens, Bart; Matos, Lennia – Child Development, 2005
The present experimental research examined whether framing early adolescents' (11- to 12-year-olds) learning activity in terms of the attainment of an extrinsic (i.e., physical attractiveness) versus intrinsic (i.e., health) goal and communicating these different goal contents in an internally controlling versus autonomy-supportive way affect…
Descriptors: Field Studies, Adolescents, Rote Learning, Obesity
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Vigil, Jacob M.; Geary, David C.; Byrd-Craven, Jennifer – Developmental Psychology, 2005
Life history theory provided a framework for examining the relations among child sexual abuse (CSA), childhood adversity, and patterns of reproductive development and behavior. A community survey that assessed CSA, life history variables (e.g., age of menarche), and social and family background was administered to 623 women (mean age=26.9 years).…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Biographies, Birth, Pregnancy
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Mulford, Matthew; Orbell, John; Shatto, Catherine; Stockard, Jean – American Journal of Sociology, 1998
Addresses the role of perceived physical attractiveness in everyday exchange. Indicates that decisions to enter into play and to cooperate with others is directly related to individuals' perceptions of others' attractiveness, but that individuals' perceptions of their own attractiveness affects men's and women's decisions differently. Suggests…
Descriptors: Body Image, Cooperation, Higher Education, Interpersonal Attraction
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Warren, Carol A. B.; Rasmussen, Paul K. – Urban Life, 1977
Focuses on only two of the more lasting and significant elements of first impressions: the sex gender dimension and physical attractiveness. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Females, Field Studies, Males, Research Methodology
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Langlois, Judith H.; Styczynski, Lyn E. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 1979
Age-dependent differences in the relationship between physical attractiveness and the social perceptions of acquainted classmates were investigated in children (n=160) 3-10 years of age. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attribution Theory, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Claus, Christopher J.; Booth-Butterfield, Melanie; Chory, Rebecca M. – Communication Education, 2012
Using rhetorical/relational goal theory as a guiding frame, we examined relationships between instructor misbehaviors (i.e., indolence, incompetence, and offensiveness) and the likelihood of students communicating antisocial behavioral alteration techniques (BATs). More specifically, the study focused on whether students' perceptions of instructor…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Attraction, Humor
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Knight, Jennifer L.; Giuliano, Traci A. – Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 2001
Investigated how gender-consistent and -inconsistent portrayals of athletes would affect people's perceptions. College students read fictitious newspaper articles that focused on either a male or female Olympic athlete's physical attractiveness or athleticism. Respondents had neither favorable impressions of nor liked articles about female and…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Athletes, College Students, Gender Issues
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