Physical Attractiveness and Altruism in Two Modified Dictator Games

  title={Physical Attractiveness and Altruism in Two Modified Dictator Games},
  author={Manpal Singh Bhogal and Niall Galbraith and K. I. Manktelow},
  journal={Basic and Applied Social Psychology},
  pages={212 - 222}
ABSTRACT Several studies find that male individuals are more altruistic toward attractive women, suggesting altruism may serve as a courtship display. Many studies exploring this phenomenon have used vignettes and facial images. We tested the sexual selection hypothesis as an explanation for altruistic behavior, where players played the dictator game with “live” participants. Two studies were conducted (Study 1, n = 212; Study 2, n = 188) where we manipulated stakes and anonymity between… 

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