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The Perceived Trustworthiness of a Males With Facial Hair Essay

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The present experimental study used a 2 x 2 between groups design to examine the effects of facial hair (beard or no beard) and participant gender on the perceived trustworthiness of a man face as seen in a candidate profile. Participants (N = 100) assessed either the candidate profile that showed a photo of a candidate or the candidate profile that showed a photo of a clean shaven candidate. The info in both candidate profiles was kept constant except for the independent variable (facial hair). The profiles contained a job description, the name of the candidate, education level, and work experience. After reading the profile, participants answered a seven-item questionnaire that measured their conclusions of the offender. Additionally, the questionnaire measured if gender would play a role in their own perceptions of the candidate. Results revealed a main effect of baldness for items regarding trusted (trust, good, mature, would follow directions). On the flip side, there was no main effect of sexual activity or significant interactions involving sex and hair. THE PERCEIVE TRUSTWORTHINESS OF MALES WITH FACIAL HAIR In accordance with Guido, Peluso, and Moffa (2011) facial hair is a secondary facial characteristic; that can play a part when making decisions about other people (Reed & Blunk, 1990). In light of this, pass and current research are conducted to explore this process. In a recent analysis, different phases of male facial hair growth were utilized to assess the judgments of female and male participants (Dixson & Brooks, 2013). Dixson and Brooks chosen and photographed four phases of facial hair development: clean shaven, light stubble (five days/not shaved), heavy stubble (ten days/not shaved) and complete blossom (6 weeks/not shaved). Th...

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