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#1

“A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in terms of high and low status job packages offered.”

Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071206124838.htm


#2

» “A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can
» significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear
» distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in
» terms of high and low status job packages offered.”
»
» Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071206124838.htm

So what are you implying
guys on the board will be sure to be hired for a job when HM restores their hair, while if their hair is in its current condition they wont be able to get a job?

another perfect example of how this board whines and thinks their life will be magical if only they had their hair back…wrong


#3

Hiring Practices Influenced By Beauty
ScienceDaily (Jan. 3, 2008) — A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in terms of high and low status job packages offered.


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“When someone is viewed as attractive, they are often assumed to have a number of positive social traits and greater intelligence,” say Carl Senior and Michael J.R. Butler, authors of the study. “This is known as the ‘halo effect’ and it has previously been shown to affect the outcome of job interviews.” The study explored the influence of the halo effect in a mock job negotiation scenario where male and female interviewers were shown pictures of attractive or average looking male and female job applicants.

Female interviewers were found to allocate attractive looking male interviewees more high status job packages than the average looking men. Female interviewers also gave more high status job packages to attractive men than to attractive women. Average looking men also received more low status job packages than average looking women. Male interviewers did not differ in the number of high or low status job packages that were given to attractive looking interviewees of either sex, though the male interviewers gave out more low status job packages overall, irrespective of the sex of the interviewee.

However, the male interviewers were not entirely without bias. The electrodermal response (EDR), a psycho-physiological response measured when emotions are used to make a preferential decision, of the interviewers was measured. When emotions are used to make a preferential decision, it is thought that the anticipatory EDR level increases.

There was a highly significant increase in the anticipatory EDR when the male interviewers assigned the low status job packages to the attractive female candidates. The fact that this difference only occurred when assigning low status job packages ensures that the effect could not have been driven by interpersonal attraction, but rather by emotion. Female interviewers did not exhibit any significant EDR differences, suggesting their bias occurs on a cognitive level.

This study is the first application of EDR to examine the influential role of beauty, status and sex during job negotiations. “From a business point-of-view, there is a need for leaders/managers to be aware of their assumptions in decision-making processes, be they strategic or operational, and that they may be prone to emotion and bias,” say the authors.

This study, entitled “Interviewing strategies in the face of beauty: A psychophysiological investigation into the job negotiation process,” is published in volume 1118 of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: The Social Cognitive Neuroscience of Corporate Thinking.

Adapted from materials provided by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


#4

» Hiring Practices Influenced By Beauty
» ScienceDaily (Jan. 3, 2008) — A new study finds that the attractiveness of
» interviewees can significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a
» clear distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees
» in terms of high and low status job packages offered.
»
»
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» See also:
» Mind & Brain
» Gender Difference
» Relationships
» Psychology
» Consumer Behavior
» Intelligence
» Neuroscience
» Reference
» List of cognitive biases
» Attribution theory
» Misogyny
» Negotiation
» “When someone is viewed as attractive, they are often assumed to have a
» number of positive social traits and greater intelligence,” say Carl
» Senior and Michael J.R. Butler, authors of the study. “This is known as
» the ‘halo effect’ and it has previously been shown to affect the outcome
» of job interviews.” The study explored the influence of the halo effect in
» a mock job negotiation scenario where male and female interviewers were
» shown pictures of attractive or average looking male and female job
» applicants.
»
» Female interviewers were found to allocate attractive looking male
» interviewees more high status job packages than the average looking men.
» Female interviewers also gave more high status job packages to attractive
» men than to attractive women. Average looking men also received more low
» status job packages than average looking women. Male interviewers did not
» differ in the number of high or low status job packages that were given to
» attractive looking interviewees of either sex, though the male interviewers
» gave out more low status job packages overall, irrespective of the sex of
» the interviewee.
»
» However, the male interviewers were not entirely without bias. The
» electrodermal response (EDR), a psycho-physiological response measured
» when emotions are used to make a preferential decision, of the
» interviewers was measured. When emotions are used to make a preferential
» decision, it is thought that the anticipatory EDR level increases.
»
» There was a highly significant increase in the anticipatory EDR when the
» male interviewers assigned the low status job packages to the attractive
» female candidates. The fact that this difference only occurred when
» assigning low status job packages ensures that the effect could not have
» been driven by interpersonal attraction, but rather by emotion. Female
» interviewers did not exhibit any significant EDR differences, suggesting
» their bias occurs on a cognitive level.
»
» This study is the first application of EDR to examine the influential role
» of beauty, status and sex during job negotiations. “From a business
» point-of-view, there is a need for leaders/managers to be aware of their
» assumptions in decision-making processes, be they strategic or
» operational, and that they may be prone to emotion and bias,” say the
» authors.
»
» This study, entitled “Interviewing strategies in the face of beauty: A
» psychophysiological investigation into the job negotiation process,” is
» published in volume 1118 of the Annals of the New York Academy of
» Sciences: The Social Cognitive Neuroscience of Corporate Thinking.
»
» Adapted from materials provided by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

welcome to the real world
people discriminate daily on

height
skin color
attractiveness
weight
age
ethnicity…you name it , they discriminate for it

its life

nothing you can do about it

what about short ugly guys that have lots of hair, what are they supposed to do
get a height transplant and a new face


#5

I refuse to be bothered. I don’t give a fuck.


#6

» “A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can
» significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear
» distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in
» terms of high and low status job packages offered.”
»
» Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071206124838.htm

I’ve been saying stuff like this for years and I’ve been being attacked for saying this type of stuff for years. Jean (and her ilk) and I used to fight bloody wars because I would say this same sort of stuff. She (and her ilk) wanted positive stuff posted and I would post about the discrimiation (by women and employers) against bald men and she (and her ilk) would attack, attack, attack me for posting that stuff. She’s gone now so you can post stuff like that now I ran her off by posting the negative truth about hairloss/discrimination until she finally chickened out and split. I had to fight bloody battles againt her to win you the right to post the negative truth about hairloss. I’m proud to have run off the weak and evil Jean and to have defended your right to post the truth as you see it.


#7

» » “A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can
» » significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear
» » distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in
» » terms of high and low status job packages offered.”
» »
» » Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071206124838.htm
»
»
» I’ve been saying stuff like this for years and I’ve been being attacked
» for saying this type of stuff for years. Jean (and her ilk) and I used to
» fight bloody wars because I would say this same sort of stuff. She (and
» her ilk) wanted positive stuff posted and I would post about the
» discrimiation (by women and employers) against bald men and she (and her
» ilk) would attack, attack, attack me for posting that stuff. She’s gone
» now so you can post stuff like that now I ran her off by posting the
» negative truth about hairloss/discrimination until she finally chickened
» out and split. I had to fight bloody battles againt her to win you the
» right to post the negative truth about hairloss. I’m proud to have run
» off the weak and evil Jean and to have defended your right to post the
» truth as you see it.

BS. Having hair has never done the job, unless you’re working for a hair transplant firm or competiting for some fancy miss world’s greatest ass. A smart, bald man in good shape will always worth a thousand redneck seventies wanabees…Thinking baldness limits your life is a lye.

cheers, nice flammmin’ :slight_smile:


#8

There have been many studies done that show we judge others by their looks. Studies have even been done with babies showing the babies will prefer attractive faces over unattractive. We live in a physical world and beauty is much desired. Most people judge others especially initially by their appearance. I think men judge women more by their looks. I think women look at men’s character and other qualities.

That said, I think confidence plays a huge role. There are some very physically unattractive people that are successful in life because they have developed a strong drive and focus. Personality and charm, power and money, personal hygiene, style, intelligence, and a sense of humor can trump looks.

BTW, many really good-looking men are terrible in bed because they rely on their looks alone.

» » “A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can
» » significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear
» » distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in
» » terms of high and low status job packages offered.”
» »
» » Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071206124838.htm
»


#9

» » “A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can
» » significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear
» » distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees in
» » terms of high and low status job packages offered.”
» »
» » Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071206124838.htm
»
»
» I’ve been saying stuff like this for years and I’ve been being attacked
» for saying this type of stuff for years. Jean (and her ilk) and I used to
» fight bloody wars because I would say this same sort of stuff. She (and
» her ilk) wanted positive stuff posted and I would post about the
» discrimiation (by women and employers) against bald men and she (and her
» ilk) would attack, attack, attack me for posting that stuff. She’s gone
» now so you can post stuff like that now I ran her off by posting the
» negative truth about hairloss/discrimination until she finally chickened
» out and split. I had to fight bloody battles againt her to win you the
» right to post the negative truth about hairloss. I’m proud to have run
» off the weak and evil Jean and to have defended your right to post the
» truth as you see it.

im sure there are many things maneless gets discriminated for, thats why he cleans toilets for a living


#10

» There have been many studies done that show we judge others by their looks.
» Studies have even been done with babies showing the babies will prefer
» attractive faces over unattractive. We live in a physical world and
» beauty is much desired. Most people judge others especially initially by
» their appearance. I think men judge women more by their looks. I think
» women look at men’s character and other qualities.
»
» That said, I think confidence plays a huge role. There are some very
» physically unattractive people that are successful in life because they
» have developed a strong drive and focus. Personality and charm, power and
» money, personal hygiene, style, intelligence, and a sense of humor can
» trump looks.
»
» BTW, many really good-looking men are terrible in bed because they rely on
» their looks alone.
»
»
» » » “A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can
» » » significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear
» » » distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees
» in
» » » terms of high and low status job packages offered.”
» » »
» » » Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071206124838.htm

what you say is of course, true
but do not dare say that on the HM board
this study feeds the …Woe is me…crybaby attitude of the guys on the board

it Validates the…if I only had hair, I would be a rich succesful Chick magnet, Theory that most of the guys on the board subscribe to

Studies like This Validate the pity party, and they bring a big back slapping session to the losers on the board. that is why this post brought such a big response

so what if people discriminate on looks, we all know that, and we all do it ourselves. The questionn is, what are you going to do about it. Guys on the board are under the delusion that they are handsome gods that just lost their hair. I am good looking, and would look better with hair sure, but that is my opinion. I was discriminated against in my life by other men, because I dont drink. Now that is a strange thing to be discriminated against for but, Hey i dont give a shit and I just choose not to drink and choose other friends.

Discrimination happens in all countries against all people for a myriad of reasons. Welcome to the real world
» »


#11

If you re-read that last post very carefully, Hangininthere basically admits that that he really does not even believe his own BS he’s shoveling. He just wants to fight the negative attitude that (the true facts of the world) promote.


#12

» If you re-read that last post very carefully, Hangininthere basically
» admits that that he really does not even believe his own BS he’s
» shoveling. He just wants to fight the negative attitude that (the true
» facts of the world) promote.

show me where I said i dont believe what I wrote

I wrote ,yes the article is true, people discriminate on looks, BUT SO WHAT
get over it, Welcome to real life

instead of searching for articles that support your crybaby theories of hair makes the man, buck up get a spine and learn to deal with your hair loss

people get discriminated every day for 1000 different reasons, that is LIFE

moron


#13

People discriminate on looks - hmmmm.

Oh my God ! I am looking out my window and cannot believe it - I can see a bear sh**ting in the woods…


#14

» People discriminate on looks - hmmmm.
»
» Oh my God ! I am looking out my window and cannot believe it - I can see a
» bear sh**ting in the woods…

Yeah - of course people discriminate based on looks.
Its human nature, its not right or wrong and cant be changed.
(Although some politically confused lefties have certainly tried)

Balding however is a MINOR problem in that respect if you compare to the situation for fat people for example. You probably wont get a job as a model being bald but thats about it.

When your fat, mexican, a midget, criple or
all of the above you’ll have major problems getting any job so stop whining.


#15

When your fat, mexican, a midget, criple or
all of the above you’ll have major problems getting any job so stop whining.

Mexican ??? Well let’s hope he is not a bald mexican - is he allowed to whine :slight_smile:


#16

» There have been many studies done that show we judge others by their looks.
» Studies have even been done with babies showing the babies will prefer
» attractive faces over unattractive. We live in a physical world and
» beauty is much desired. Most people judge others especially initially by
» their appearance. I think men judge women more by their looks. I think
» women look at men’s character and other qualities.
»
» That said, I think confidence plays a huge role. There are some very
» physically unattractive people that are successful in life because they
» have developed a strong drive and focus. Personality and charm, power and
» money, personal hygiene, style, intelligence, and a sense of humor can
» trump looks.
»
» BTW, many really good-looking men are terrible in bed because they rely on
» their looks alone.
»
»
» » » “A new study finds that the attractiveness of interviewees can
» » » significantly bias outcome in hiring practices, showing a clear
» » » distinction between the attractive and average looking interviewees
» in
» » » terms of high and low status job packages offered.”
» » »
» » » Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071206124838.htm
» »

“BTW, many really good-looking men are terrible in bed because they rely on their looks alone”

I am sure this can be said of women too


#17

» “BTW, many really good-looking men are terrible in bed because they rely
» on their looks alone”
»
» I am sure this can be said of women too

It can. Trust me. :wink: