Title

Sex Differences on Tattoos' Influences of Perceived Attractiveness

Date

5-31-2018 5:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 7:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Chair

Brent King

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Abstract

This study looked to reexamine the effects of tattoos on perceptions of attractiveness and how sex differences influence these effects, predicting that (1) tattoos adorned on an individual would lower their measured ratings of attractiveness, (2) women would be most likely to receive lower scores on attractiveness than men, and (3) women adorned with tattoos would receive the lowest ratings among attractiveness measurements. Participants were presented randomly one of four possible photos depicting either a man, woman, tattooed man or tattooed woman. Upon satisfactory observance of the photo participants were asked to perform a 5 item survey using a semantic differential scale that paired opposite pairs of descriptors (i.e. “Beautiful/Ugly), in which they marked the space closest to the descriptor best describing their feelings of the pictured individual. This data will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. Discussion of the implications of the resulting findings and future directions will be provided.

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May 31st, 5:00 PM May 31st, 7:00 PM

Sex Differences on Tattoos' Influences of Perceived Attractiveness

WUC Pacific Room

This study looked to reexamine the effects of tattoos on perceptions of attractiveness and how sex differences influence these effects, predicting that (1) tattoos adorned on an individual would lower their measured ratings of attractiveness, (2) women would be most likely to receive lower scores on attractiveness than men, and (3) women adorned with tattoos would receive the lowest ratings among attractiveness measurements. Participants were presented randomly one of four possible photos depicting either a man, woman, tattooed man or tattooed woman. Upon satisfactory observance of the photo participants were asked to perform a 5 item survey using a semantic differential scale that paired opposite pairs of descriptors (i.e. “Beautiful/Ugly), in which they marked the space closest to the descriptor best describing their feelings of the pictured individual. This data will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. Discussion of the implications of the resulting findings and future directions will be provided.