Third Culture Kid Dating; adults who have spent their developmental years outside their parent's culture

The Cheerleader Effect

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Have you heard of the cheerleader effect? You may remember the term from watching one of the episodes of How I Met Your Mother. Barney, one of the characters of the American TV Series, confidently states that a woman always appears prettier in a group as opposed to alone! Surprisingly, a research study recently came up with findings that a person does in fact appear more attractive when they are among a group of people rather than alone.[1]


The study was based on five different experiments using both photographs of women and men. In the first and second experiments, they used group photos and cropped each person out to create an individual portrait. In the fourth experiment, they change the method by not using cropped photos, but instead simply taking individual photos and group photos of that same person. The researchers observed that those looking at the photos found an individual…

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