Physical Attractiveness, Opportunity, and Success in Everyday Exchange1

  title={Physical Attractiveness, Opportunity, and Success in Everyday Exchange1},
  author={Matthew Mulford and John Orbell and Catherine Shatto and Janet E. Stockard},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1565 - 1592}
The role of perceived physical attractiveness in everyday exchange is addressed using a laboratory paradigm that examines both play–versus–not–play and cooperate–versus–defect choices in an ecology of available prisoner's dilemma games. The analysis considers the actions of both subject and other in encounters where exchange relationships are possible and include perceptions of others' and own physical attractiveness. Results indicate that subjects are more likely to enter play and to cooperate… Expand
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