Perceptions of a tattooed college instructor.
Wiseman DB.Psychol Rep. 2010 Jun;106(3):845-50.
128 undergraduates' perceptions of tattoos on a model described as a college instructor were assessed. They viewed one of four photographs of a tattooed or nontattooed female model. Students rated her on nine teaching-related characteristics. Analyses indicated that the presence of tattoos was associated with some positive changes in ratings: students' motivation, being imaginative about assignments, and how likely students were to recommend her as an instructor.
Apparently I should get a tattoo to bolster my student evaluations.
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