Dance Dance Attribution: Exploring the Relationship between Dance and Attractiveness in Initial Perceptions

by St.Cyr, Kellie

Abstract (Summary)
The current study examines the relationship between attractiveness and dance. By viewing dance as a form of social competence and self-presentation, the study attempts to place dance, a previously understudied area within, the context of communication research. Through the lens of implicit personality theory and the attractiveness stereotype, the paper examines the effects of physical attractiveness on perceived dance ability as well as the effects of dance ability on physical, social, and task attractiveness.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Loretta Pecchioni; Graham Bodie; Renee Edwards

School:Louisiana State University in Shreveport

School Location:USA - Louisiana

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:communication studies


Date of Publication:06/10/2009

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