Physical attractiveness and sex role stereotypes in impression formation

M. K. Hill, H. A. Lando

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The effects of physical attractiveness and sexual identity upon attributions had yet to be addressed within a single paradigm. 40 male and 40 female subjects rated the performance of a physically attractive or unattractive male or female depicted in a photograph on modified versions of the sex typed tasks employed by Deaux and Emswiller (1974). Results indicated 'beauty is good' effects for both general trait ratings and specific attributions of performance but failed to indicate an anti female bias in subjects' attributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1251-1255
Number of pages5
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Issue number3 II
StatePublished - 1976


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