Does the Left Hair Part Look Better (or Worse) Than the Right?

  title={Does the Left Hair Part Look Better (or Worse) Than the Right?},
  author={Jeremy A Frimer},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={326 - 334}
  • Jeremy A Frimer
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
  • This article provides the first experimental tests of whether the side of the head on which a person parts his or her hair affects the person’s appearance and perceived character. The popular culture view is that the left hair part makes a person appear more competent and masculine and the right part warmer and more feminine. Participants judged the appearance of a portrait with a hair part on one side, or a digitally altered version in which the hair part was reversed (while the face remained… CONTINUE READING

    Figures and Tables from this paper


    Detecting hemifacial asymmetries in emotional expression with three–dimensional computerized image analysis
    • 68
    Facial asymmetry in posed and spontaneous expressions of emotion
    • 113
    Asymmetries in Interpreting and Expressing a Posed Facial Expression
    • 191
    Emotion Processing in Chimeric Faces: Hemispheric Asymmetries in Expression and Recognition of Emotions
    • 104
    • PDF
    Differences in asymmetry of facial expression between left- and right-handed children
    • 25
    The Chicago face database: A free stimulus set of faces and norming data
    • 522
    • PDF
    The symmetry of emotional and deliberate facial actions.
    • 303