Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This experiment examined the effects of physical appearance on level of attraction between people of the opposite sex. Level of attraction was measured using a questionnaire that included a picture of an attractive or unattractive stimulus person. The participants consisted of 57 university undergraduate students. They viewed the stimulus person, and then answered questions based on their attraction to and on how willing they would be to participate in various activities with that person. The results of the Independent Samples Nonequivalent Control Groups Design indicated significance between level of attraction and physical appearance in mate selection; therefore, in this study, the implications of attractive external characteristics are discussed.
BF1 .M63 v. 6 no. 2 1998
Perry, Sherynn J.
"A study of physical appearance and level of attraction to the opposite sex,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 6:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol6/iss2/3