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Liberals are ugly, study shows.
Study Shows Conservatives And Liberals Have A Look. Conservative men--Physically Strong, confident Conservative Women--Physically Attractive, confident. Liberal men, Liberal women, less Attractive , less confident Any Comments?
U of Virginia
Here we found that individuals’ political affiliations could be accurately discerned from their faces. In Study 1, perceivers were able to accurately distinguish whether U.S. Senate candidates were either Democrats or Republicans based on photos of their faces. Study 2 showed that these effects extended to Democrat and Republican college students, based on their senior yearbook photos. Study 3 then showed that these judgments were related to differences in perceived traits among the Democrat and Republican faces.
Republican men were perceived as more powerful , attractive and confident than Democrats. Republican Women were perceived as more physically attractive and confident than the Democrat women who were perceived as physically less attractive with man like qualitys.
Moreover, as individual targets were perceived to be more powerful, attractive and confident they were more likely to be perceived as Republicans by others, those who were perceived weak, less physically attractive were Democrats.
These data suggest that perceivers’ beliefs about who is a Democrat and Republican may be based on perceptions of traits stereotypically associated with the two political parties and that, indeed, the guidance of these stereotypes may lead to categorizations of others’ political affiliations at rates significantly more accurate than chance guessing