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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

8

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 32-36

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2001

Abstract

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.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

5 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 8 no. 1 2001

Rights

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