The biasing effects of appearances go beyond physical attractiveness and mating motives

Christopher Y. Olivola, Alexander Todorov

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Abstract

The influence of appearances goes well beyond physical attractiveness and includes the surprisingly powerful impact of "face-ism" - the tendency to stereotype individuals based on their facial features. A growing body of research has revealed that these face-based social attributions bias the outcomes of labor markets and experimental economic games in ways that are hard to explain via evolutionary mating motives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere38
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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