Cheerleader Effect

Participants were asked to rate the attractiveness of female and male faces presented in group or isolation. 

On average, they rated faces in a group as being more attractive than the same faces rated in isolation. 

We tend to think individuals are more attractive when they are in a group. 

See the full study here :

Walker, D., & Vul, E. (2013). The Cheerleader Effect: Hierarchical Encoding of Individuals In Groups. Journal of Vision13(9), 853-853. doi:

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