Monday, February 07, 2011

The image distracts from the message

Hal references an interesting study in The Practical Side of Modesty:

In another scientific confirmation of what you already knew or thought to be true, researchers at Indiana University found that men pay more attention to a female news anchor if she’s dressed attractively, but remember less of what she said. So what does that say about how we train our sons? Quite a lot, actually.

You can read the formal abstract of the study from the report in Communication Research, or a more colorful commentary in Salon.

Janine struggles at time to find modesty clothing. It seems like swim suits are one of the hardest to find.

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