The effects of physical and vocal attractiveness on impression formation of politicians

@article{Surawski2006TheEO,
  title={The effects of physical and vocal attractiveness on impression formation of politicians},
  author={Melissa K. Surawski and Elizabeth P. Ossoff},
  journal={Current Psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={15-27}
}
In order to investigate the nature of the combination of varying levels of vocal and physical attractiveness on the perception of hypothetical political candidates, 90 adults rated photographs of target politicians on scales for the dimensions of competency, trustworthiness, qualification, and leadership ability. It was hypothesized and confirmed that the halo effect (higher ratings for highly attractive targets) elicited by physical attractiveness is stronger and more robust than the halo… Expand
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