Journal Article


Michelle E Kelly
Dermot Barnes-Holmes
Tara Hussey
Carol Murphy



attractiveness female scale psychology bias gender implicit groups

The Implicit Relational Assessment procedure (IRAP) and attractiveness bias (2015)

Abstract The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) was used in the area of attractiveness bias and attributions of successfulness. Alternate IRAP trial-blocks required participants to affirm consistent (attractive–successful) and inconsistent (unattractive–successful) relations; shorter mean response latencies across consistent trial-blocks were interpreted as implicit attractiveness.stereotyping. Participants also completed a rating scale for successfulness of attractive versus unattractive individuals. Both implicit and explicit (rating data) data showed statistically significant attractiveness bias for male and female participants. Directionality of bias was analyzed via the IRAP 4 trial-type methodology to determine if it was pro-attractive or anti-unattractive, or if bias was evident.in both directions, or if no bias was shown. For both gender groups, bias was shown to be proattractive.and not antiunattractive. Findings are discussed with regard to a comprehensive account of attractiveness bias, directionality, and contextual influences.
Collections Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Full list of authors on original publication

Michelle E Kelly, Dermot Barnes-Holmes, Tara Hussey, Carol Murphy

Experts in our system

Michelle E Kelly
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 40
Dermot Barnes-Holmes
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 65
Carol Murphy
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 9