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"Beauty is Good Stereotype": Higher attractive individuals are thought to be more intelligent, more successful, and happier overall. They also obtain more visual attention and are deemed more trustworthy.
Making a choice based on a person's appearance and attributes might lead to dangerous consequences and lead to being deceived.
We investigated how the appearance of male and female experts influence whether children and adults trust statements made by the expert, establish what that expert knows and determine that expert's attributes (warmth and competence). The results of this study will help us better determine what cues children and adults use when making trustworthiness decisions.
Child psychology; Cognition in children;
DeWald, Rachel E.; Rennels, Jennifer L.; and Insouvanh, Kindy, "How Children and Adults Make Judgments About Who To Trust" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 86.
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Faculty Mentor: Jennifer L. Rennels