A Correction

By Neuroskeptic | February 19, 2012 2:54 pm

In my previous post, on the paper A Facial Attractiveness Account of Gender Asymmetries in Interracial Marriage by Michael B. Lewis, I wrongly stated that it was unclear from the paper whether the research assistant who selected the Facebook images was blind to the hypothesis of the study.

In fact, the paper did state that they were “a naive research assistant”, something I missed. Apologies for this avoidable mistake. I’ve corrected the post.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that sometimes comments will get caught in the Blogger spam filter, especially if they’re long or contain links, but it can happen to any comment. If your comment doesn’t appear immediately, don’t worry, I will manually approve such comments as soon as possible.
ResearchBlogging.orgLewis, M. (2012). A Facial Attractiveness Account of Gender Asymmetries in Interracial Marriage PLoS ONE, 7 (2) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031703

CATEGORIZED UNDER: blogging, evopsych
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07387300671699742416 practiCal fMRI

    Yet another reason to like online publishing, comment and peer review… Near instant corrections!

  • omg

    Thanks Neo. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06832177812057826894 pj

    A naive research assistant just sounds like a comment on the relative youth and inexperience of your average RA.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17710929658186472681 Slippers647

    I am still having a difficult time crediting this study. It just seems that the correlation between marriage statistics and the responses to the research are not very relative.

    People marry for far more complex reasons than physical attractiveness which more closely correlates to sexual attraction. Although attractiveness is biological compelling it is certainly not overwhelming.



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