Faces of Politicians: Babyfacedness Predicts Inferred Competence but Not Electoral Success

@article{Poutvaara2009FacesOP,
  title={Faces of Politicians: Babyfacedness Predicts Inferred Competence but Not Electoral Success},
  author={Panu Poutvaara and Henrik Jordahl and Niclas Berggren},
  journal={Public Choice: Analysis of Collective Decision-Making eJournal},
  year={2009}
}
Recent research has documented that competent-looking political candidates do better in US elections and that babyfaced individuals are generally perceived to be less competent than maturefaced individuals. Taken together, this suggests that babyfaced political candidates are perceived as less competent and therefore fare worse in elections. We test this hypothesis, making use of photograph-based judgments by 2772 respondents of the facial appearance of 1785 Finnish political candidates. Our… Expand
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