Self-rated physical attractiveness and its relation to psychological well-being across adolescence

The goal of the current analyses was to explore associations of self-rated physical attractiveness with facets of psychological well-being across adolescence. Participants provided information on their perceived physical attractiveness, internalized distress, suicidal ideation, and self-harm at 15, 17 and 20¬†years of age. Male adolescents repeatedly provided higher ratings of their own physical attractiveness in comparison […]

Social Reactions to Attempted Suicide: the Effects of Gender and Physical Attractiveness

148 undergraduates read a brief case history describing an individual who attempted suicide 1 week ago. Two-thirds of the subjects also received a photograph. Subjects were randomly assigned to 1 of 6 groups. Ratings of justification, emotinal adjustment & liking were measured. Significant main effects of gender of subject & physical attractiveness were found. Females […]

Effects of Physical Attractiveness & Severity of Physical Illness on Justification Seen for Attempting Suicide

An experiment was conducted to determine the influence of physical attractiveness on reactions of college students to attempted suicide: 90 male students reviewed a case history of a young female attempter. Attached to the case history were either an attractive photo, an unattractive photo or no photo. Case histories were either “hopeful” or “hopeless”. The […]