Saturday, February 15, 2014

The First Impression Sticks

The article opens up about a new paper that was presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conference that says that even when told whether a person was gay or straight, participants generally identified the person’s sexual orientation based on how they looked.  The paper says appearance shapes everything from whether we end up liking someone to sexual orientation and trustworthiness.  This is interesting to how it applies to everyday social interaction.  Everyday is filled with new social interactions and its interesting to think about what we might be subconsciously each time.  The article states that these judgements happen with a fraction of a section.  It is interesting how to see whether or not these judgements are accurate or not.


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