Skip to comments.Women with more feminine features tend to win elections, Dartmouth study finds
Posted on 05/17/2014 3:54:43 PM PDT by kingattax
Predicting election results can be a tricky business. But according to a new study by Dartmouth College, you can often guess whether a female candidate will win an election by quickly looking at her face.
"Female politicians with more feminine features tend to win elections, while those with more masculine features tend to lose," the authors of the study, published Thursday in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, write. "Whether a female politician was going to win or lose an election could be predicted within just 380 milliseconds after participants were exposed to her face."
Voters, the study found, prefer female politicians with feminine features. "These effects were independent of other social dimensions previously implicated in political decision making, such as competence, attractiveness, and familiarity," the study said.
The authors used traditional definitions of facial cues: "Larger eyes and rounded features convey femininity whereas lateral bone growth and prominent upper brows signal masculinity."
To conduct the study, researchers relied on Senate and gubernatorial election results between 1998 and 2010. The study's 300 participants were shown candidate's faces and asked to identify them as male or female. Using computer mouse tracking technology, hesitation and uncertainty was graphed, and later compared with the real election results.
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Is that Joe Paterno, next to Denise Wasserman?
If only this was true.
If only men with more masculine features would win more elections.
Good news for Clay Aiken as well.
umm, who is the third one from the left?
Uh, who is this repulsive-looking creature?
They didn’t mention the fact that this was a study of liberals.
By definition, conservatives vote based on a person’s policy positions.
boy, does she ever look OLD!
Never figured out why Patty Murray didn’t fix her teeth. YUCK!
are you kidding ? murray’s smile is her BEST feature !
I didn’t know Hooters gals were Republicans! They Must be!
great group of honeys eh ?
Quick—someone post the conservative cuties, or I will need eye bleach!
Maybe they looked (a little) better when they first went into office.
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley) for President.
The GOPs new front runner!!
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