Stereotypes

The Globe and Mail: Call it the Beauty Pageant Paradox. A new article titled “Calling Miss Congeniality – Do Attractive People Have Attractive Traits and Values?” published in Psychological Science suggests that beauty and character are more mutually exclusive than we make them out to be. Researchers Lihi Segal-Caspi and More

We’ve all heard of the “glass ceiling” but the recent economic crisis has illuminated another workplace phenomenon: the “glass cliff.” Women seem to be overrepresented in precarious leadership positions at organizations going through crisis. Evidence is growing that more feminine leadership traits, such as being understanding and tactful, are believed More

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

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