Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Upon first meeting someone, we are most likely to notice their physical appearance before anything else. "We have a strong tendency to be favorably impressed by attractive people and to be less favorably impressed with those who are not so attractive" ( Janda, & Klenke-Hamel, 1982, p. 422). There are a number of studies that have dealt with characteristics of an individual as related to his or her physical attractiveness. Past studies (Asch, 1946, Landy & Aronson, 1969) have also looked at attractive and unattractive individuals and the effects this has on one's expectations of these individuals.
Boyd, Angela, "The Effects of Facial Attractiveness on Judicial Recommendations Made by Middle-Aged Mid-Western Females" (1989). Student Work. 114.