Weight Halo Effects: Individual Differences in Perceived Life Success as a Function of Women's Race and Weight

  title={Weight Halo Effects: Individual Differences in Perceived Life Success as a Function of Women's Race and Weight},
  author={T. Joel Wade and Cristina DiMaria},
  journal={Sex Roles},
The question of whether or not life success halo effects occur for weight for Black and White women was examined in an experiment using a 2 (race of woman) × 2 (weight of woman) × 2 (sex of participant) design and measures of perceived life success, attractiveness, and personality. The thinner White woman was expected to receive higher life success, attractiveness, and personality ratings than the heavy White woman. However, the heavy Black woman was expected to receive higher ratings than the… 

The Differential Effect of Skin Color on Attractiveness, Personality Evaluations, and Perceived Life Success of African Americans

Skin color in relation to perceived attractiveness, personality ratings, and perceived life success of African Americans was investigated in a 2 (sex of participant) 2 (skin color of stimulus person)

The Role of Body Size in Mate Selection among African American Young Adults

Results showed that overweight women were more likely to report casually dating than women in the thinnest weight category, and that body size was not related to dating status among men.

Sexy, Thin, and White: The Intersection of Sexualization, Body Type, and Race on Stereotypes about Women

Media images often present one idealized type of woman: she is thin, sexualized, and White. Although research has shown that there are stereotypes associated with sexualized women, known research has

Investigating the Validity of Stereotypes About Overweight Employees

Research indicates that overweight job applicants and employees are stereo-typically viewed as being less conscientiousness, less agreeable, less emotionally stable, and less extraverted than their

The Effects of Images of African American Women in Hip Hop on Early Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward Physical Attractiveness and Interpersonal Relationships

This qualitative study was designed to identify African American early adolescents’ subjective meanings of African American women’s sexuality through an examination of Stephens & Phillips (2003)

When it comes to pay, do the thin win? The effect of weight on pay for men and women.

The relationship between weight and income and the degree to which the relationship varies by gender is examined and a negative weight–income relationship that is steepest at the thin end of the distribution is theorized.

Investigating the Presence and Correlates of Anti-Thin Bias in Adults

INVESTIGATING THE PRESENCE AND CORRELATES OF ANTI-THIN BIAS IN ADULTS By: Alexandria Davies, B.A. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science at

Bias against overweight job applicants: Further explorations of when and why

We investigated the impact of job candidate weight (average or overweight) on several job-related ratings following a videotaped mock interview. In ad-dition to weight, we manipulated the race of the

Social comparison, ethnicity, body image, and media exposure to thin-ideal models: an experimental study

Social Comparison, Ethnicity, Body Image, and Media Exposure to Thin-Ideal Models: An Experimental Study. (August 2006) Cortney Soderlind Warren, B.A. Macalester College; M.S., Texas A&M University



Racial differences in women's desires to be thin.

It is suggested that black women experience eating disorders less than white women at least in part because they experience less pressure to be thin.

Body image and weight concerns among African American and White adolescent females: Differences that make a difference.

The paper examines body image ideals and dieting behaviors among African American and White adolescent females. Data are drawn from focus groups, individual interviews, and surveys. African American

Female and Male Perceptions of Ideal Body Shapes: Distorted Views Among Caucasian College Students

Recent studies have demonstrated that women overestimate male preferences for thin female figures. This study examined whether women also overestimate the desirability of thin figures among female

Evolutionary Theory and Self-perception: Sex Differences in Body Esteem Predictors of Self-perceived Physical and Sexual Attractiveness and Self-Esteem

Responses to the body esteem scale (Franzoi & Shields, 1984) and multiple regression were used to determine if evolutionary biological theory is relevant to an understanding of self-perceived

Evolutionary Theory and African American Self-Perception: Sex Differences in Body-Esteem Predictors of Self-Perceived Physical and Sexual Attractiveness, and Self-Esteem

Evolutionary biological theory has been shown to be relevant to an understanding of how individuals assess others' physical and sexual attractiveness. This research used the Body-Esteem Scale and

No Fat Persons Need Apply

Two studies explored reactions to the overweight by isolating the effects of weight from other characteristics of the job applicant. The first study, which established the existence of a stereotype,

The relationships of age, sex, ethnicity, and weight to stereotypes of obesity and self perception.

Self evaluations suggested that fifth graders and American Indians were lowest in self concept on some scales, consistent with other research.

Attractiveness and Income for Men and Women in Management1

It is commonly believed that attractive people are more successful, but the empirical support for this belief is mixed. A number of role-playing, laboratory studies have demonstrated that more

"Their ideas of beauty are, on the whole, the same as ours": Consistency and variability in the cross-cultural perception of female physical attractiveness.

The consistency of physical attractiveness ratings across cultural groups was examined. In Study 1, recently arrived native Asian and Hispanic students and White Americans rated the attractiveness of