Oh My, College Women Are Graded On Their Looks, Not Their Intelligence. Corruption and Bias In Universities? Who'd Ever Believe It?

Posted by freedomforall 1 year, 4 months ago to Education
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"In what we're sure is simply totally a coincidence and nothing more, the grades of attractive female students examined by a new study fell after classes were moved online during the Covid lockdowns.

A brand new research paper called "Student beauty and grades under in-person and remote teaching" found that "when education is in-person, attractive students receive higher grades".

The same study found that "grades of attractive females declined when teaching was conducted remotely" and that "the effect is only present in courses with significant teacher–student interaction."

The paper had a jury of 74 people rate the looks of 307 engineering students on a scale of 1 to 10. From there, it looked at the data behind the students' grades prior to, and during, pandemic lockdowns, at the Industrial Engineering Program at Lund University.

"This paper has shown that students’ facial attractiveness impact academic outcomes when classes are held in-person," the study concluded."
SOURCE URL: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/attractive-female-students-saw-grades-drop-after-switch-online-learning-during-pandemic-new

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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 1 year, 4 months ago
    It has ever been and will always be. Women are recognized for their looks, not their brains. Take a hint, a smart pretty woman is always more successful than a smart pitiful looking woman. What's new out there?
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  • Posted by Dobrien 1 year, 4 months ago
    From the study…..In addition, attractive individuals are more socially skilled, have more open social networks, and are more popular vis-à-vis physically unattractive peers (Feingold, 1992). Importantly, possession of these traits is significantly linked to creativity (Soda et al., 2021). In our setting, the tasks faced by students in non-quantitative subjects, for instance in marketing and supply chain management, are likely to be seen as more ”creative”, and significantly contrast the more traditional book-reading and problem-solving in mathematics and physics courses, the latter presumably perceived as more monotonous. Together with the large use of group assignments in non-quantitative courses, these theoretical results imply that socially skilled individuals are likely to have a comparative advantage in non-quantitative subjects.

    In looking at the study I could not find if ugly women had better grades when online or did their grades suffer also.
    Prior to this report , many reports have suggested online learning has hurt education across the board.
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