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The Effect of Facial Makeup on the Frequency of Drivers Stopping for Hitchhikers

Abstract : Judgments of photographs have shown that makeup enhances ratings of women's facial attractiveness. The present study assessed whether makeup affects the stopping behavior of drivers in response to a hitchhiker's signal. Four 20- to 22-year-old female confederates wore facial makeup, or not, while pretending to be hitchhiking. Frequency of stopping was compared in 1,600 male and female drivers. Facial makeup was associated with an increase in the number of male drivers who stopped to offer a ride. Makeup did not affect frequency of stopping by female drivers.
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Nicolas Guéguen, Lubomir Lamy. The Effect of Facial Makeup on the Frequency of Drivers Stopping for Hitchhikers. Psychological Reports, Ammons Scientific, 2013, 113 (1), pp.97 - 101. ⟨10.2466/17.07.PR0.113x12z5⟩. ⟨hal-01764971⟩

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