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Attractiveness biases are the tip of the iceberg in biological markets

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 March 2017

Pat Barclay
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Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada. barclayp@uoguelph.ca http://www.patbarclay.com
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Abstract

Physical attractiveness affects how one gets treated, but it is just a single component of one's overall “market value.” One's treatment depends on other markers of market value, including social status, competence, warmth, and any other cues of one's ability or willingness to confer benefits on partners. To completely understand biased treatment, we must also incorporate these other factors.

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