Swami, Viren, Furnham, Adrian, Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas, Akbar, Kanwal, Gordon, Natalie, Harris, Tasha, Finch, Jo and Tovee, Martin J. (2010) More than just skin deep? Personality information influences men's ratings of the attractiveness of women's body sizes. Journal of Social Psychology, 150 (6). pp. 628-647. ISSN 0022-4545Full text not available from this repository.
This study examined the influence of personality information on perceptions of the physical attractiveness of a range of female body sizes. A sample of 2,157 male university students were randomly assigned to one of 10 groups in which they received personality information about women they were rating, or a control group in which they received no personality information. Controlling for participants' age and body mass index, results showed no significant between-group differences in the body size that participants found most attractive. However, participants provided with positive personality information perceived a wider range of body sizes as physically attractive compared with the control group, whereas participants provided with negative personality information perceived a narrower range of body sizes as attractive. Correlations showed that participants' own Extraversion was associated with their body size ratings. These results suggest that non-physical cues have an influence on the perception of physical beauty.
|Subjects:||University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Depositing User:||Miss Nina Watts|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jan 2011 11:45|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2011 11:45|
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