Stereotypes

Calling Miss Congeniality – Do Attractive People Have Attractive Traits and Values?

We’ve all been warned not to “judge a book by its cover,” but inevitably we do it anyway. It’s difficult to resist the temptation of assuming that a person’s outward appearance reflects something meaningful about his or her inner personality. Indeed, research shows that people tend to perceive attractive adults More

It’s Not Me, It’s You

The New York Times: WE’VE all been there: you feel especially smart and funny when talking to a particular person, only to feel hopelessly unintelligent and inarticulate in the presence of another. You’re not imagining things. Experiments show that when people report feeling comfortable with a conversational partner, they are More