NCBI ROFL: Study proves dolphin tattoos lame

By ncbi rofl | July 21, 2009 9:30 pm

Tattoos can harm perceptions: a study and suggestions.

“In Experiment 1, ratings of a model with a dragon tattoo were significantly more negative (p < .05) on 5 of the 13 personal characteristics than were ratings of the same model shown without the tattoo. In Experiment 2, which included different participants, a different model, and a different tattoo, the authors found that a dolphin tattoo led to more negative ratings on 2 of the 13 characteristics."

Thanks to Mary for today’s ROFL!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: duh, NCBI ROFL, rated G
  • Annie Ominous

    Thank God for lazy grad students. This is the best blog evar.

  • Anonymous

    Have the authors considered the fact that the judging students may exhibit an environmentally stimulated aversion against "Flipper"?

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