Beauty as Status

@article{Webster1983BeautyAS,
  title={Beauty as Status},
  author={Murray Webster and J. Driskell},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={1983},
  volume={89},
  pages={140 - 165}
}
Physical attractiveness (beauty) affects both cognitions about individuals and their interaction patterns. Our proposed theoretical explanation for these phenomena links attractiveness effects to other cases of status generalization such as those produced by race or sex. Many effects of attractiveness can be explained by viewing it as a status characteristic and applying a theory of status charactersitics and expectation states proposed and elaborated by Joseph Berger and others. A test of the… Expand
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