Shorn Scalps and Perceptions of Male Dominance

  title={Shorn Scalps and Perceptions of Male Dominance},
  author={Albert E. Mannes},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={198 - 205}
  • Albert E. Mannes
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
Three studies contribute to the literature on dominance and nonverbal behavior (Ellyson & Dovidio, 1985) by examining how a man’s choice to shave his head influences person perception. In Study 1, men with shaved heads were rated as more dominant than similar men with full heads of hair. In Study 2, men whose hair was digitally removed were perceived as more dominant, taller, and stronger than their authentic selves. Study 3 extends these results with nonphotographic stimuli and demonstrates… Expand

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