Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This paper discusses peer perceptions of children based, upon the physical appearance of other children. The suggestion that physical attractiveness is related to intellect, social status, and personal achievement may seem absurd or unrealistic, however, current research establishes it as fact. Physically attractive children are assumed to have better characteristics than unattractive children. These perceptions are shaped, in part, by the physical appearance of children. This study evaluated the perceptions of a group of children who viewed photographs of other children in which the group members considered to be physically attractive, of average appearance, and physically unattractive. Results of the study showed that there were significant prejudices against the photographs of the physically unattractive children.
BF1 .M63 v. 8 no. 1 2001
Lawson, Darla J.
"Peer perception of physically attractive children and prejudicial biases against physically unattractive children,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 8
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol8/iss1/8