Physical Attractiveness and Candidate Evaluation: A Model of Correction

@article{Hart2011PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical Attractiveness and Candidate Evaluation: A Model of Correction},
  author={W. Hart and Victor C. Ottati and N. Krumdick},
  journal={Political Psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={181-203}
}
  • W. Hart, Victor C. Ottati, N. Krumdick
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Political Psychology
  • Voters typically evaluate an attractive candidate more favorably than an (otherwise equivalent) unattractive candidate. However, some voters "correct" for the biasing influence of physical appearance. This reduces, eliminates, or even reverses the physical attractiveness effect. Correction occurs when political experts evaluate a political candidate under nondistracting conditions. Under these "high cognitive capacity " conditions, voters primarily correct for physical unattractiveness. However… CONTINUE READING
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