• Corpus ID: 7030117

Do Animated Disney Characters Portray and Promote the Beauty – Goodness Stereotype ?

@inproceedings{Azzini2010DoAD,
  title={Do Animated Disney Characters Portray and Promote the Beauty – Goodness Stereotype ?},
  author={Azzini},
  year={2010}
}
  • Azzini
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
Disney movies are frequently cited as a source of the what-is-beautiful-is-good stereotype. Two studies (a) assessed prevalence of the stereotype across animated Disney movies; and (b) examined whether exposure to such films influences children’s judgments of peers. In Study 1, human characters in 21 films were rated on attractiveness, goodness, and character outcome. Regression analyses demonstrated that attractiveness of a character was a significant predictor of the character’s portrayal. In… 

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