Unattractive People More Likely To Keep Wearing Masks, Study Finds
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- A report comprised of three studies showed that people who thought they were less attractive were more likely to wear masks.
- The report was derived from three studies conducted by the Department of Psychology and Center for Happiness Studies at Seoul National University in South Korea.
- The first two studies found that people who thought they were good-looking were less willing to wear a mask; they were less likely to believe that mask-wearing made them look better. The third study found that their belief was stronger in situations where they needed to deliver a favorable impression.
- “Research shows that individuals who perceive themselves as more (vs. less) attractive possess more socially desirable attributes … have higher self-esteem … and enjoy better mental and physical health,” the study stated.
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