Perception of attractiveness by obesity and hair color.
Perceptual and motor skills
In a study of 318 Caucasian college students, obese persons and redheaded men were seen as unattractive compared to the nonobese and other hair colors. The obesity stereotype and the hair-color stereotype appear to be evaluated separately with little interaction. The results imply that a stereotypic characteristic like obesity, which is perceived as being under a person's control, may be evaluated differently than a stereotypic characteristic independent of personal choice such as hair color.
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Clayson, D. E. and Klassen, M. L., "Perception of attractiveness by obesity and hair color." (1989). Faculty Publications. 4652.