Dominican University of California
 

Poster Presentations - Guzman Lecture Hall

Presentation or Panel Title

Judging the Appearances of a Person Based on Their Clothing

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #2

Start Date

4-23-2015 6:30 PM

End Date

4-23-2015 5:30 PM

Department

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

William Phillips

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The way individuals dress can be judged by others to be positive or negative

based on what they are wearing. Society in general tends to be critical towards

others based on what they wear, which can have an effect on one’s

attractiveness. The way someone dresses gives others in their environment an

opportunity to guess what kind of person they are, before taking the time to get to

know them. It is often assumed that the way someone looks on the outside,

matches the way they are on the inside (Buckley 1983). Problems that arise with

this belief is that society will think that it is normal and acceptable to judge people.

The purpose of the present study is to further evidence regarding how clothing

affects the judgments of attractiveness. Participants (n=60) solicited from

Dominican University classrooms and through emails will be sent a survey

through different social networks using SurveyMonkey.com. There will be three

male and three female models appearing in a total of eighteen pictures dressed

in the following three clothing attires: casual, formal, and gothic. Participants will

be asked 20 questions that measure attractiveness, introversion, and

extroversion using the Ten Item Personality Inventory (TIPI), as well as items

about their own experience and opinions. This study furthers current research to

extend findings of how attractiveness is affected by clothing. It is hypothesized

that 1) the models who appear gothic and/or too casual will be rated unattractive

and/or introverted, 2) the models who are in formal attire will be rated very

attractive, extraverted, and confident, and 3) the models that look gothic will be

critiqued negatively for possibly appearing dangerous, threatening,and neurotic.

Data collection for this study will take place in February/March of 2015

This document is currently not available here.

Share

Import Event to Google Calendar

COinS
 
Apr 23rd, 6:30 PM Apr 23rd, 5:30 PM

Judging the Appearances of a Person Based on Their Clothing

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #2

The way individuals dress can be judged by others to be positive or negative

based on what they are wearing. Society in general tends to be critical towards

others based on what they wear, which can have an effect on one’s

attractiveness. The way someone dresses gives others in their environment an

opportunity to guess what kind of person they are, before taking the time to get to

know them. It is often assumed that the way someone looks on the outside,

matches the way they are on the inside (Buckley 1983). Problems that arise with

this belief is that society will think that it is normal and acceptable to judge people.

The purpose of the present study is to further evidence regarding how clothing

affects the judgments of attractiveness. Participants (n=60) solicited from

Dominican University classrooms and through emails will be sent a survey

through different social networks using SurveyMonkey.com. There will be three

male and three female models appearing in a total of eighteen pictures dressed

in the following three clothing attires: casual, formal, and gothic. Participants will

be asked 20 questions that measure attractiveness, introversion, and

extroversion using the Ten Item Personality Inventory (TIPI), as well as items

about their own experience and opinions. This study furthers current research to

extend findings of how attractiveness is affected by clothing. It is hypothesized

that 1) the models who appear gothic and/or too casual will be rated unattractive

and/or introverted, 2) the models who are in formal attire will be rated very

attractive, extraverted, and confident, and 3) the models that look gothic will be

critiqued negatively for possibly appearing dangerous, threatening,and neurotic.

Data collection for this study will take place in February/March of 2015