NCBI ROFL: Perceptions of a tattooed college instructor.

By ncbi rofl | February 22, 2011 7:00 pm

“128 undergraduates’ perceptions of tattoos on a model described as a college instructor were assessed. They viewed one of four photographs of a tattooed or nontattooed female model. Students rated her on nine teaching-related characteristics. Analyses indicated that the presence of tattoos was associated with some positive changes in ratings: students’ motivation, being imaginative about assignments, and how likely students were to recommend her as an instructor.”

Bonus figure:

"Color photocopies of four color photographs (21 cm width × 23 cm height) of a 29-yr.-old brunette woman were used (see Fig. 1). The model had either no tattoo, a tattoo of a cross, a tattoo of wire, or both the latter two tattoos... ... A large, visible, and nonfeminine tattoo was chosen in the expectation that these characteristics would be associated with larger effects on ratings."

Photo: ugliest tattoos

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