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Republicans Prefer Republican-Looking Leaders: Political Facial Stereotypes Predict Candidate Electoral Success Among Right-Leaning Voters

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Previous research suggests that voting in elections is influenced by appearance-based personality inferences (e.g., whether a political candidate has a competent-looking face). However, since voters cannot objectively evaluate politicians' personality traits, it remains to be seen whether appearance-based inferences about a characteristic continue to influence voting when clear information about that characteristic is available. The authors examine the impact of appearance-based inferences fo...

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10.1177/1948550611432770

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Social Psychological and Personality Science
Volume:
3
Issue:
5
Pages:
605-613
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1948-5514
ISSN:
1948-5506
URN:
uuid:4dfb53a8-91c5-4d0d-aa5a-53de83850641
Source identifiers:
351489
Local pid:
pubs:351489

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