Cultures and Societies

  • Gordon L. Patzer
Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)


The picture is not pretty. Physical attractiveness touches practically every corner of human existence and it does so with great impact. The research thoroughly documents the advantages of higher physical attractiveness and the disadvantages of lower physical attractiveness. Preferential and detrimental treatment operates regardless of age, culture, or society. Overall, there is a bias in favor of those higher in physical attractiveness and against those lower profilerates.


Mass Medium Cosmetic Surgery Physical Attractiveness Black Child Stimulus Person 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon L. Patzer
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  1. 1.Loyola Marymount UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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