When Beauty Is Bad: Attractive Faces Alter People’S Food Choices

Tobias Otterbring, Karlstad University, Sweden
Directly contradictory to individuals’ lay beliefs, prior exposure to attractive (versus unattractive) opposite-sex faces made people choose unhealthy rather than healthy food products. This effect primarily influenced people with a low (versus high) concern for healthy eating, but did not generalize to exposure of attractive (versus unattractive) same-sex faces.
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Tobias Otterbring (2016) ,"When Beauty Is Bad: Attractive Faces Alter People’S Food Choices ", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 44, eds. Page Moreau and Stefano Puntoni, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 752-752.