Karen Dion Study

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Karen Dion Study

This quiz is to test and expand your knowledge about Karen Dion's famous study and ideas. If you click on "show last question," it will give you the answer for the last question. All the answers will be at the end as well. Don't worry about your score, just do your best. Good luck!


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  • 1. 
    Karen Dion is credited with being the first to study what stereotype?
    • A. 

      "Blondes are dumb"

    • B. 

      "What is beautiful is good"

    • C. 

      "Computer programmers are nerds"

    • D. 

      "Senior citizens are too old to work"

  • 2. 
    According to Dion's 1972 study, attractive individuals were expected to be more _______ than unattractive individuals?
    • A. 

      Mean

    • B. 

      Artistic

    • C. 

      Successful

    • D. 

      Unhappy

  • 3. 
    In Dion's experiment, attractive individuals received the lowest scores in which dimension?
    • A. 

      Parenting

    • B. 

      Happiness

    • C. 

      Success

    • D. 

      Marriage

  • 4. 
    In a follow up study, Dion examined this phenomenon with children as young as 3 years old.  What were the results of this study?(There may be more than one correct answer, please check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Children did not show any preference based on appearance

    • B. 

      Children showed dislike for pictures of unattractive children

    • C. 

      Children showed the same biases as adults

    • D. 

      Children preferred attractive same-sex friends but had no preference for opposite-sex friends

  • 5. 
    In another related experiment conducted by Langlois et al., children as young as ______ old were studied and showed a preference for attractive faces.
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      7 months

    • C. 

      3 months

    • D. 

      10 months

  • 6. 
    In the previous experiment, preference for attractive faces was judged by what?
    • A. 

      The infants reached out for certain pictures

    • B. 

      Activity in the brain

    • C. 

      Length of time spent looking at the pictures

  • 7. 
                               Picture 1                                                      Picture 2According to Dion's theory, which man would be expected to be more successful?
    • A. 

      Picture 1

    • B. 

      Picture 2

  • 8. 
                             Picture 1                                         Picture 2Which woman might be expected to marry earlier?
    • A. 

      Picture 1

    • B. 

      Picture 2

  • 9. 
    As with many studies, the generalizability of Dion's original study is limited for what reason?
    • A. 

      It was conducted with only African American participants

    • B. 

      It was conducted with children

    • C. 

      The study is too old

    • D. 

      It was conducted with only college students