Many women grow their hair long because it makes them feel attractive and confident. But have you ever wondered what others think of you based on your long hair? A researcher at Yale University did, and she conducted a study on how people judge others by their hairstyles.
Dr. Marianne LaFrance, Professor of Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Yale University released her findings this year. She ran the test, sponsored by Procter & Gamble’s Physique line of hair care products, by showing a diverse group of young men and women some 300 digital images featuring a variety of hairstyles and hair colors. The study participants were asked to describe the styles using 10 adjectives: sexy, intelligent, outgoing, self-centered, poor, unpleasant, polished, confident, narrow-minded and careless.