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Cosmetics as a Feature of the Extended Human Phenotype: Modulation of the Perception of Biologically Important Facial Signals

  • Nancy L. Etcoff mail,

    netcoff@partners.org

    Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Shannon Stock,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Lauren E. Haley,

    Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Sarah A. Vickery,

    Affiliation: Procter & Gamble Beauty & Grooming, Procter & Gamble Cosmetics, Hunt Valley, Maryland, United States of America

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  • David M. House

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: October 03, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025656

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 07 Oct 2011 at 21:15 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: P&G Beauty Grooming Science
Title: “First-Ever Study Reveals Cosmetics Alter Instinctual Perception”
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Publication: Jezebel
Title: “Your Lack Of Mascara Is A Sign Of Your Utter Incompetence”
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Publication: The Imperfect Parent
Title: “Study: Women seem more likeable wearing makeup”
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Publication: Drug Store News
Title: “New research sheds light on link between makeup, perception of attractiveness | Drug Store News”
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Publication: Cosmetics Design Europe
Title: “P&G study finds make-up affects how women are perceived by others”
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Publication: Inside Cosmeceuticals
Title: “Study: Color Cosmetics Alter Perception of Women”
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Publication: ABC News Blog
Title: “Study: Makeup Makes Women Appear More Competent - Do You Agree? - ABC News”
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Publication: ABC News
Title: “Cosmetics Make Women Seem More Likable, Competent, Trustworthy and Attractive, Says Study - ABC News”
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Publication: Mail Online
Title: “Wear make-up and look more competent - but too much and you'll seem dishonest | Mail Online”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

Etcoff1 replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Oct 2011 at 20:30 GMT

Additional links to media coverage
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

coreless replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Oct 2011 at 21:22 GMT

Publication: Racjonalista.pl
Title: Makijaż, czyli rozszerzony fenotyp (Make-up, the extended phenotype)
http://www.racjonalista.p...

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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

Etcoff1 replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 12 Oct 2011 at 23:34 GMT

No competing interests declared.

RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to Etcoff1 on 14 Oct 2011 at 22:59 GMT

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Publication: New York Times
Title: "Up the Career Ladder, Lipstick In Hand"
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