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Aloia, Gregory F. – Mental Retardation, 1975
Randomly selected full time students in a teacher training program (n=102) participated in a study to determine the influence of the label "mentally retarded" and physical attractiveness had on individual judgments of subnormality. (Author/CL)
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Labeling (of Persons), Mental Retardation, Physical Characteristics
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Joseph, R. – Psychology: A Quarterly Journal of Human Behavior, 1985
Examined competition and physical attractiveness among women. Results indicated that a large number of females are highly critical of other women, particularly attractive ones, and are highly concerned about their own appearance in relation to other women. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: College Students, Competition, Females, Higher Education
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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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Runyan, William McKinley – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1980
Data from 45 men and 46 women explored early adolescence satisfaction, high school satisfaction and physical attractiveness, and social mobility and satisfaction. Subjects rated high on the use of denial reported higher levels of retrospective life satisfaction. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adults, Attitudes, Denial (Psychology)
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Steffen, John J.; Redden, Joan – Human Communication Research, 1977
Discusses a study designed to explore behavior changes in subjects' performances as a function of evaluative feedback and examines the relations between judgements of physical attractiveness and social competence. (MH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Science Research, Higher Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Competence
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Hill, Charles T.; And Others – Journal of Social Issues, 1976
Factors that predicted breakups before marriage, investigated as part of a two-year study of dating relationships among college students include unequal involvement in the relationship and discrepant age, educational aspirations, intelligence, and physical attractiveness. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: College Students, Dating (Social), Divorce, Interpersonal Relationship
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Garlick, Rick; Mongeau, Paul A. – Western Journal of Communication, 1993
Examines how individual status characteristics (expertise, occupational status, physical attractiveness, and majority and minority argument quality) influence minority member persuasiveness. Demonstrates that, although all variables influenced perceived status, only relative argument quality had a direct impact on attitude change. (SR)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Agents, Communication Research, Group Dynamics
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Bruch, Monroe A.; Berko, Eric H.; Haase, Richard F. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1998
A model was tested in which emotional inexpressiveness fully mediates the relationship of shyness, gender identity, and physical attractiveness with men's interpersonal competence. In a second study, a partially mediated model explained the data better. Implications for further modifications and testing of the model and for counseling practice are…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, College Students, Counseling, Higher Education
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Hobfoll, Stevan E.; Penner, Louis A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1978
Investigated effect of a person's physical attractiveness on a therapist's initial judgment of that person's self-concept. Videotapes and audiotapes were made of interviews with attractive and unattractive males and females. Physically attractive persons of both sexes were rated as having better self-concepts than unattractive persons. (Author)
Descriptors: Helping Relationship, Higher Education, Interaction Process Analysis, Personality Assessment
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Lewis, Kathleen N.; Walsh, W. Bruce – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1978
Examined effects of physical attractiveness on subjects' perceptions of a female counselor. Results indicated that the attractive counselor was perceived more favorably by females with regard to her competence, assertiveness, interest, and relaxation, and ability to help with problems of anxiety, shyness, career choice, and sexual functioning.…
Descriptors: Body Image, Competence, Counselor Attitudes, Females
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Langlois, Judith H.; Downs, A. Chris – Child Development, 1979
To determine whether behavioral differences exist between attractive and unattractive children, 64 boys and girls aged three and five years were selected on the basis of physical attractiveness and were paired in same age, same sex, and attractive and unattractive dyads. These dyads were then observed in a seminaturalistic play setting. (JMB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Aggression, Behavior Patterns, Interpersonal Attraction
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Johnson, Kim K. P.; Roach-Higgins, Mary E. – Home Economics Research Journal, 1987
The influence of physical attractiveness, dress, and job type upon 300 college recruiters' impressions of females' employment potential was investigated. Subjects rated female applicants from a photograph on eight employment potential statements. Results indicate that the applicant's style of dress exerted a consistent influence on recruiters'…
Descriptors: Clothing, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, Females
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Mathes, Eugene W. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1975
The "information availability model" of heterosexual attraction was tested by having subjects go on a series of five encounters. It was found that both physical attractiveness and the personality variable, anxiety, had early and continuous effects on liking. It was concluded the model is an inadequate explanation of heterosexual…
Descriptors: Anxiety, College Students, Dating (Social), Interpersonal Relationship
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Clifton, Rodney A.; Baksh, Ismael J. – Canadian Journal of Education, 1978
Extends previous research (Clifford & Walster, 1973) on the relationship between pupils' physical attractiveness and teacher expectations. Examines the extent to which the length of time that a student-teacher has been in university mediates this relationship. (Author/R K)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Expectation, Interpersonal Attraction, Photographs
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Paradise, Louis V.; And Others – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1980
Data revealed that counselors using profanity were rated less favorably across all measures regardless of physical attractiveness. When profanity was present, female counselors were rated more positively than male counselors. Overall, physically attractive counselors were judged to have more favorable attributes. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Evaluation, Counselors
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