"We form a sense of whether a stranger is trustworthy in less than one tenth of a second."

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Fri, Jul 25th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Research Digest, the psychology of first impressions in a digested form. Did you know that men with shaved heads are seen as more dominant or that faster speakers are judged to be more competent?

Women with more tattoos are assumed to be more promiscuous
Researchers at the University of Liverpool presented undergrads with line drawings of women that varied in the number of visible tattoos. "Results showed that tattooed women were rated as less physically attractive, more sexually promiscuous and heavier drinkers than untattooed women, with more negative ratings with increasing number of tattoos." A more recent study found that men were more likely to approach a woman lying on a beach when she bore a tattoo on her back, and to do so more quickly. Men also estimated they would have more chance of dating or having sex with a woman when she had a tattoo on her back.

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