A student who took PSY 13 with me a year ago sent me a link this week. It’s to an interesting story on the Huffington Post in which a reporter sent a picture of herself (right) to contacts in 25 different countries, giving them permission to PhotoShop it to fit their country’s cultural standards of beauty.
The results are interesting on a number of levels. In terms of Chapter 4’s discussion of cultural differences in social perception. Also when it comes to the more general issues of social norms as well as attraction (a topic we’ll tackle in the second half of the course). Check out the story and all the images, and let us know what your reactions are.