Slocum, 2001
HED 821
Choice Readings:  Selected Applications
perceptions of student abilities and teacher competence
job interview and hiring decisions & other

1. Judgments of performance, effectiveness, competence:  teachers and students
    Based on Clothing

        Ambady, Nalin & Rosenthal, Robert. Half a minute: Predicting teacher evaluations from thin slices of nonverbal behavior and physical attractiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1993, 64(3), 431-441.

        Behling, Dorothy. School uniforms and person perception. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1994,79, 723-729.

        Chowdhary, Usha. Instructor's Attire As A Biasing Factor in Students' Ratings of an Instructor. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 1988, 6(2), 17-21.

        Morris, Tracy L., Joan Gorham, Stanely H. Cohen, and Drew Huffman. Fashion in the classroom: Effects of attire on student perceptions of instructors in college classes. Communication Education, 1996, 45(2), 135-148.

        Workman, Jane E., Johnson, Dim K.P., and Hadeler, Brenda. The influence of clothing on students' interpretative and extended inferences about a teaching assistant. College Student Journal. 1993, 27(1): 119-128.

    Based on attractiveness

        Chia, R. C., L. J. Allred, and W. F. Grossnickle. Effects of attractiveness and gender on the perception of achievement-related variables. The Journal of Social Psychology, 1998, 138 (4), 471-477.

        Wapnick, Joel, Jolan Kovacs Mazza, and Alice-Ann Darrow. Effects of performer attractiveness, stage behavior, and dress on violin performance evaluation. Journal of Research in Music Education, 1998, 46(4), 510-521.

2. Judgments to Hire

        Gibson, L.A. & C. Blkwell. Effects of harmony between person and apparel coloring on perceptions of a woman's employment potential. Clothing and textiles Research Journal, 1990, 8(3):23-28.

        Goudge, Beth Schwartz & Littrell, Mary Ann. Attributions for Job Acquisition: Job Skills, Dress, and Luck of Female Job Applicants. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 1989, 7(4), 19-26.

        Johnson, Kim K.P. and Roach-Higgins, Mary Ellen. Dress and physical attractiveness of women in job interviews. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 1987, 5(3), 1-8.

3. Aggression & Judgments of Aggression

        Frank, Mark G. and Thomas Gilovich. The dark side of self-and social perception: Black uniforms and aggression in professional sports. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1988, 54(1), 74-85.

        Rehn, Jurgen, Michael Steinleitner and Waldemar Lilli. Wearing uniforms and aggression--A field experiment. European Journal of Social Psychology, 1987, 17, 357-360.

4. Credibility

        Engstrom, Erika. Audiences' perceptions of sources' credibility in a television interview setting. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1996, 83(2), 579-588.

5. Productivity
    Office Color

        Kwallek, Nancy, Lewis, Carol M., & Robbins, Ann S. Effects of office interior color on workers' mood and productivity. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1988, 66, 123-128.

        Kwallek, N. & Lewis, C.M. Effects of environmental colour on males and females: A red or white or green office. Applied Ergonomics, 1990, 21(4), 275-278.

6. Responsibility

        Agnew, C. R. & Thompson, V. D. Causal inferences and responsibility attributions concerning an HIV-positive target: The double-edged sword of physical attractiveness. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 1994, 9((1), 181-190