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GWI releases study on beauty and wellness
05 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
Dr Chatterjee is the author of The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art /
Dr Chatterjee is the author of The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art
According to a report sponsored by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), good-looking people receive many advantages in life: they are more likely to be hired, given more pay, receive lesser punishments, and are assumed to be more intelligent and trustworthy.

Conversely, a “disfigured-is-bad” bias can exist, and people with minor facial disfigurements may be judged negatively and perceived as having undesirable personality traits, such as emotional instability or laziness.

The report, Beauty2Wellness: Mitigating Barriers and Building Bridges, was conducted by Dr Anjan Chatterjee of the University of Pennsylvania, who tested this bias by asking observers to share initial impressions of 26 sets of pictures of faces – one of which was affected by a disfigurement such as a carcinoma, a scar or small wound, or facial paralysis and one that had been treated to correct the disfigurement. The study confirmed that post-treatment faces were seen as having more positive personality traits than pre-treatment faces.

“The link between beauty and wellness is not obvious. An unhealthy preoccupation with beauty can emphasize a ‘beauty is good’ stereotype, where people are judged based on how they look rather than how they act,” said Dr Chatterjee. “Our first study showed that people make deep inferences about a person’s personality based on superficial features. Flawed faces are regarded as flawed people. The cosmetic industry can mitigate these judgments that likely adversely impacts people’s wellbeing at work and at play.”

In a second phase of the study, the researchers asked if people were aware of harboring biases related to facial attributes.

“Understanding biases helps us understand how people might overcome them,” said GWI chair and CEO Susie Ellis. “This knowledge also contributes to building an egalitarian society that supports individual wellness, which is a goal of the Global Wellness Institute. ”

The results showed that people make automatic inferences about a person’s personality when they look at a face, and men are especially susceptible to adverse biases. The authors suggest that cosmetics could play an important role by limiting observable facial flaws, and therefore, mitigating negative judgments.

Dr Chatterjee is the author of The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art.

“The new GWI study was rooted in the research and insights that Dr. Chatterjee explored in his book,” said Ellis.


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GWI releases study on beauty and wellness
05 Feb 2018 . BY Jane Kitchen
Dr Chatterjee is the author of The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art
According to a report sponsored by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), good-looking people receive many advantages in life: they are more likely to be hired, given more pay, receive lesser punishments, and are assumed to be more intelligent and trustworthy.

Conversely, a “disfigured-is-bad” bias can exist, and people with minor facial disfigurements may be judged negatively and perceived as having undesirable personality traits, such as emotional instability or laziness.

The report, Beauty2Wellness: Mitigating Barriers and Building Bridges, was conducted by Dr Anjan Chatterjee of the University of Pennsylvania, who tested this bias by asking observers to share initial impressions of 26 sets of pictures of faces – one of which was affected by a disfigurement such as a carcinoma, a scar or small wound, or facial paralysis and one that had been treated to correct the disfigurement. The study confirmed that post-treatment faces were seen as having more positive personality traits than pre-treatment faces.

“The link between beauty and wellness is not obvious. An unhealthy preoccupation with beauty can emphasize a ‘beauty is good’ stereotype, where people are judged based on how they look rather than how they act,” said Dr Chatterjee. “Our first study showed that people make deep inferences about a person’s personality based on superficial features. Flawed faces are regarded as flawed people. The cosmetic industry can mitigate these judgments that likely adversely impacts people’s wellbeing at work and at play.”

In a second phase of the study, the researchers asked if people were aware of harboring biases related to facial attributes.

“Understanding biases helps us understand how people might overcome them,” said GWI chair and CEO Susie Ellis. “This knowledge also contributes to building an egalitarian society that supports individual wellness, which is a goal of the Global Wellness Institute. ”

The results showed that people make automatic inferences about a person’s personality when they look at a face, and men are especially susceptible to adverse biases. The authors suggest that cosmetics could play an important role by limiting observable facial flaws, and therefore, mitigating negative judgments.

Dr Chatterjee is the author of The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art.

“The new GWI study was rooted in the research and insights that Dr. Chatterjee explored in his book,” said Ellis.


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Corinthia Budapest and Omorovicza collaborate to honour Hungarian spa culture
Professional spa and skincare brand Omorovicza has announced a new partnership with the luxury Royal Spa at five-star Hungarian hotel Corinthia Budapest.
JK Wellness' full-body LED light therapy bed Revive Pro IR Laydown makes global debut
JK Wellness, the beauty, spa and wellness division of JK Group UK and Ireland, has launched a full-body LED light therapy unit combining red light and near-infrared light technology.
First standalone Elemis store to open in London’s Covent Garden
British spa and skincare giant Elemis is making an entrance into London's retail scene, picking Covent Garden's Seven Dials for its inaugural standalone store.
Klafs launches all-new Taras outdoor sauna
Klafs has introduced the Taras outdoor sauna to offer a blend of functionality and style.
Unlocking the power of energy: W3Spa EMEA 2024 gears up to ignite new industry connections in Sardinia
The countdown is on for the third edition of W3Spa EMEA, an industry buyer event hosted by international buyer event company We Work Well (WWW).
GM Collin introduces pro-ageing Poly-Acid Peel Serum
The Poly-Acid Peel Serum is GM Collin’s latest pro-ageing solution to help combat wrinkles, fine lines and dull complexion.
Yon-ka tackles stress and sleep health with new Serum CBD and treatments
Heightened stress and poor sleep are believed to accelerate the ageing process twice as quickly. To help combat this, Yon-ka has released Serum CBD along with a 90-minute face and back sleep therapy ritual.
Dornbracht unveils new Aquahalo experience shower inspired by crystal chandeliers
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Myndstream teases new breathwork series in collaboration with Grammy Award winner Peter Kater
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Full Balance reveals all-natural reflexology board
Austrian-based Full Balance has created a Big Foot massage board for communal spa areas which guests stand on to "closely mimic the experience of professional reflexology treatments".
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Roland C. Pfister founded Cellcosmet and developed the skincare line to prolong the therapy's benefi [more...]
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