Science Finds A Weird Way To Kick Jon Corzine When He's Down

Taking away the one thing he thought he had going for himself. To assess how beards affected perceptions of men’s age, attractiveness, social status and aggressiveness, Vasey and Dixson showed people of European descent in New Zealand as well as Polynesians in Samoa pictures of the same men, with and without full beards, as they displayed neutral, smiling and angry facial expressions. Both men and women said that with beards, the men looked older and more aggressive than they did with their beards shaved...Women said that the clean-shaven faces were more attractive than the whiskery ones.
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Taking away the one thing he thought he had going for himself.

To assess how beards affected perceptions of men’s age, attractiveness, social status and aggressiveness, Vasey and Dixson showed people of European descent in New Zealand as well as Polynesians in Samoa pictures of the same men, with and without full beards, as they displayed neutral, smiling and angry facial expressions. Both men and women said that with beards, the men looked older and more aggressive than they did with their beards shaved...Women said that the clean-shaven faces were more attractive than the whiskery ones.

[LA Times, Related-ish: Jon Corzine's Ever-Useful Facial Hair]

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