Paper - Effects of physical attractiveness on political beliefs

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    • author: Rolfe Daus Peterson, Carl L. Palmer
    • title: Effects of physical attractiveness on political beliefs
    • year: 20172017

  • The paper looked at the correlation between physical attractiveness and political ideology (position in the american system)
  • They looked at studies from both the 1970s and 2003-2005,2011
  • A large correlation existed between the attractiveness level and political success
  • They cite a study that showed that attractive individuals are perceived as more intelligent and politically knowledgeable
  • However, the authors propose an additional reason: Those individuals with bad looks feel less empowered and are less likely to participate in politics
  • ==attractive individuals are more likely to indentify as conservative and republican==
  • these findings persist across socioeconomic status and demographic