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Attractiveness and Facial Competence Bias Face-Based Inferences of Candidate Ideology

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HERRMANN, Michael, Susumu SHIKANO, 2016. Attractiveness and Facial Competence Bias Face-Based Inferences of Candidate Ideology. In: Political Psychology. 37(3), pp. 401-417. ISSN 0162-895X. eISSN 1467-9221. Available under: doi: 10.1111/pops.12256

@article{Herrmann2016-06Attra-31229, title={Attractiveness and Facial Competence Bias Face-Based Inferences of Candidate Ideology}, year={2016}, doi={10.1111/pops.12256}, number={3}, volume={37}, issn={0162-895X}, journal={Political Psychology}, pages={401--417}, author={Herrmann, Michael and Shikano, Susumu} }

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