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Study finds handsome men may be “more selfish and less egalitarian.”

“Our results showed that in fact we may be justified in expecting more attractive men to behave in ways that are less favorable to economic and social equality. The results suggest that better-looking men may be biased towards being more selfish and less egalitarian.”


Dr. Michael Price, senior lecturer in psychology at Brunel University London, which conducted a study that tested a theory that attractive people have a higher social status and therefore have more to gain from inequality. “We found that attractive men tended to be less egalitarian and less generous,” said Price, lead investigator on the study. “But that wasn’t the case with attractive women.”

Price noted that “several studies have suggested that wealthier people tend to care less about kindness and equality. But our study suggests that attractiveness is at least as important as wealth in influencing these attitudes.”

Source: Gay Star News

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