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Professors not immune from ‘hotness’ bias

Are students sexist against female lecturers? New York University researchers Pascal Wallisch, a clinical assistant professor of psychology and Julie Cachia, an adjunct instructor in advanced psychological statistics sought to analyse this claim, made by various academics, who based them on student evaluations. In the process, they made an unexpected discovery: it wasn’t sex that differentiated students’ perceptions of their teachers; it was attractiveness.

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