The effect of first names on perceptions of female attractiveness
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- Hensley, W.E. & Spencer, B.A. Sex Roles (1985) 12: 723. doi:10.1007/BF00287866
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The effect of a female's first name on subsequent judgments of her attractiveness was investigated via a Latin square design. The results indicated that the impact of a desirable or undesirable first name on attractiveness is minimal—less than 1% of the explained variance. These results appear to be a consistent extension of earlier findings on the impact of first names.