Correlational findings

Study Diener et al. (1995b): study US Illinois 1990 /1

University students, USA, 199?
N = 131
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Physical attractiveness
Our Classification
Photographs were rated for physical attractiveness by 8 raters on a scale 1(extremely unattractive) to 10 (extremely attractive).

Photographs were taken under four  conditions:
Natural condition: Ss was told to stand at a designated spot and look into the camera. If Ss asked whether or not they should smile, they were told that it was their choice.
Neutral condition: Ss were asked to form a neutral expression
Smiling condition: Ss were asked to give their best smile.
Adorned condition: Ss were asked to remove jewelry and facial cosmetics, to wear a white vinyl shower cap that cover their hair and a white lab coat to cover clothing

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a r = +.24 p < .01 a natural M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a r = +.18 p < .05 b adorned-neutral M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a r = +.20 p < .05 c adorned-smiling M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a r = +.18 p < .05 d unadorned-neutral M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a r = +.09 ns e unadorned-smiling