Attributions of female college students to variations in pupil size
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- Tomlinson, N., Hicks, R.A. & Pellegrini, R.J. Bull. Psychon. Soc. (1978) 12: 477. doi:10.3758/BF03329742
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Ratings were obtained from 246 female college students to the full-face photographs of a male and female peer. For each model, the photographs had been retouched to provide a continuum of pupil sizes (i.e., small, moderately large, and large). Consistent with a limited literature, a significant inverse linear trend was observed between pupil size and the positiveness of the like-sex ratings. The relationship between pupil size and the positiveness of the cross-sex ratings was an unanticipated inverted U-shaped curve. The significance of these data for the pupil size/nonverbal communication literature was discussed.