Title

A Measure of the Red Effect Across Different Levels of Attractiveness

Date

5-30-2013 9:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ethan McMahan

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study measured the red effect across different levels of attractiveness to determine when it is strongest. Twenty five female students from WOU were surveyed: mean age 21.35. Half the participants were shown three photos of males previously rated as very, moderately, and not very attractive on a white background; the other participants viewed them on red. The two groups were asked to rate the men on attractiveness using a Likert-type scale. Scores from the “white” group were subtracted from “red” to determine the size of the effect at each level. Scores showed a greater effect when the picture was of a moderately attractive individual.

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May 30th, 9:00 AM

A Measure of the Red Effect Across Different Levels of Attractiveness

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This study measured the red effect across different levels of attractiveness to determine when it is strongest. Twenty five female students from WOU were surveyed: mean age 21.35. Half the participants were shown three photos of males previously rated as very, moderately, and not very attractive on a white background; the other participants viewed them on red. The two groups were asked to rate the men on attractiveness using a Likert-type scale. Scores from the “white” group were subtracted from “red” to determine the size of the effect at each level. Scores showed a greater effect when the picture was of a moderately attractive individual.