February 2013

May the Best (Looking) Man Win: the Unconscious Role of Attractiveness in Employment Decisions

February 14, 2013

In 1972, Karen Dion, Ellen Berscheid, and Elaine Walster set out to determine whether people hold “stereotyped notions of the personality traits possessed by individuals of varying attractiveness.”[1] Their study provided participants with photographs of subjects previously classified as attractive, moderately attractive, or unattractive and asked them to record their impressions of each.[2] The results […]

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