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Faces of politicians: Babyfacedness predicts inferred competence but not electoral success
Department of Economics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
The Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8857-6116
The Ratio Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, ISSN 0022-1031, E-ISSN 1096-0465, Vol. 45, no 5, p. 1132-1135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent research has documented that competent-looking political candidates do better in US elections and that babyfaced individuals are generally perceived to be less competent than maturefaced individuals. Taken together, this suggests that babyfaced political candidates are perceived as less competent and therefore fare worse in elections. We test this hypothesis, making use of photograph-based judgments by 2772 respondents of the facial appearance of 1785 Finnish political candidates. Our results confirm that babyfacedness is negatively related to inferred competence in politics. Despite this, babyfacedness is either unrelated or positively related to electoral success, depending on the sample of candidates.

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Elsevier, 2009. Vol. 45, no 5, p. 1132-1135
Keywords [en]
Babyfacedness, Competence, Beauty, Trustworthiness, Elections
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Economics Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72504DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2009.06.007ISI: 000269415400011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-68049106087OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-72504DiVA, id: diva2:1289210
Available from: 2019-02-15 Created: 2019-02-15 Last updated: 2019-02-18Bibliographically approved

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