GORDON PATZER on "Sins of Omission" with Host Paulie Abeles

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Join Paulie Abeles of Real Democrats for a weekly show “Sins of Omission”--- aimed at giving listeners insight into the topics of the day beyond the nightly news.

GUEST: GORDON L. PATZER, PhD. bestselling author of "Looks: Why They Matter More Than You Ever Imagined". Pundits look to recent polls to take the country’s pulse on social issues—but what if the candidates we support and elect have something more basic in common than opposition to the Administration’s healthcare initiative, or the bank bailout? Do politicians like Scott Brown or Sarah Palin garner more attention (and potentially more votes) because they’re good-looking? It seems improbable; even ridiculous, but scientific studies repeatedly confirm that attractive candidates are rated more competent, more trustworthy, more compassionate—and their leadership abilities are rated higher than their less attractive counterparts. But what kind of looks convey authority?--- And how do our standards change—between male and female candidates? The results may surprise you.

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