The research hypothesis of this study is that subjects will have a more negative perception of models with facial piercings than models without. There were 35 subjects surveyed. Each subject looked at 15 pictures of people between the ages of 19 and 21 years. There were 11 filler pictures and four model pictures in each survey. The subject answered questions that helped them to rate these people on different positive and negative scales. The models were shown with no facial piercing, a fake lip piercing, a fake nose piercing or both a fake lip and nose piercing. The same models were used with every subject. The results of some of the tests indicated that there was a statistically significant difference in the way the subjects perceived the model with no facial piercing, the model with a lip piercing and the model with a nose piercing
"People Perception: The Effects of Facial Piercings,"
Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 17.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/psych_journals/vol1/iss3/17
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