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Beauty Bias

We Assume Beauty Also Means Brains

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.03.2016 | Healthy Living

Beauty and brains are the oft-citied qualities of a true catch. And whether or not it's true, when a person exhibits the former, we tend to think they...

The Ugly Side of Lookism and What We Can Do About It

Heather Laine Talley | Posted 01.22.2017 | Impact
Heather Laine Talley

In a decade of researching and writing about faces and lookism, I have learned that lookism (like sexism, racism, transphobia, and ableism), and our role in perpetuating it, is largely taken for granted. We accept it, sometimes benefit from it, but rarely name it or seek to eradicate it.

Here's More Evidence That Good-Looking People Can Get Away With Anything

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science

Good-looking people seem to have all the luck. Thanks to the "beauty bias," our largely unconscious preoccupation with and preference for physically...

Why This Student Is Going Makeup-Free For An Entire Year

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women

Annie Garau is going a year without wearing makeup. The 20-year-old Indiana University student began her project in January 2014, after realizing ...

Beauty Ambivalence: Why We Take Sides

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

I've never liked the saying (not to mention the sentiment) "you can't be too rich or too thin." But now, "you can't be too beautiful" is under fire, too. When it comes to women and their looks, it seems we just can't win.

How To Enjoy -- Not Envy -- The Beauty Advantage

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The ugly truth? Beauty is unfair. But for we "everyday" men and women, what really matters is knowing that unique beauty -- experienced within, and with all its imperfections -- is the one that lasts a lifetime.

STUDY: Good Looks Are A Liability

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

A new research study demonstrates that there are at least some circumstances in which being beautiful backfires.