CINCINNATI - When Reds announcer Marty Brennaman shaves his head Friday, he may be seen as more powerful, according to a new study.
Researchers at the University Of Pennsylvania designed three experiments that tested other people’s perception of men with shaved heads.
Here’s what they found:
In the first study, men with shaved heads were rated as more dominant than similar men with full heads of hair.
The second study showed images of men whose hair had been digitally removed. Those men were also seen as more dominant, taller, and stronger than their authentic selves.
And in the third study, researchers demonstrated how men experiencing natural hair loss may improve their interpersonal standing by shaving their heads.
You can read the complete scientific findings of these studies in the Journal of Social Psychological & Personality Science.
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