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dc.contributor.authorRe, Daniel Edward
dc.contributor.authorPerrett, David Ian
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T09:01:01Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T09:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier165946436
dc.identifier0123a257-dda4-46d9-8730-13b4cc4931ed
dc.identifier84897588093
dc.identifier000333989300004
dc.identifier.citationRe , D E & Perrett , D I 2014 , ' The effects of facial adiposity on attractiveness and perceived leadership ability ' , The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology , vol. 67 , no. 4 , pp. 676-686 . https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.825635en
dc.identifier.issn1747-0218
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6025-0939/work/64360986
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/6632
dc.description.abstractFacial attractiveness has a positive influence on electoral success both in experimental paradigms and in the real world. One parameter that influences facial attractiveness and social judgements is facial adiposity (a facial correlate to body mass index, BMI). Overweight people have high facial adiposity and are perceived to be less attractive and lower in leadership ability. Here, we used an interactive design in order to assess whether the most attractive level of facial adiposity is also perceived as most leader-like. We found that participants reduced facial adiposity more to maximize attractiveness than to maximize perceived leadership ability. These results indicate that facial appearance impacts leadership judgements beyond the effects of attractiveness. We suggest that the disparity between optimal facial adiposity in attractiveness and leadership judgements stems from social trends that have produced thin ideals for attractiveness, while leadership judgements are associated with perception of physical dominance.
dc.format.extent88064
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofThe Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychologyen
dc.subjectBody mass indexen
dc.subjectLeadership perceptionen
dc.subjectDominanceen
dc.subjectSocial judgementsen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.subject.lccBFen
dc.titleThe effects of facial adiposity on attractiveness and perceived leadership abilityen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17470218.2013.825635
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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