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Robert J. Pellegrini in Psychology, Volume 10, No. 1

Via All About Beards, http://www.beards.org/impressions.php

Psychologist Robert J. Pellegrini reported in Psychology, 1973, Volume 10, No. 1, the results of an experiment on the perception of male personality as a function of varying states of beardedness. To carry out the experiment, Pellegrini hired eight full-bearded young men who were willing to have their beards fully shaved off for a payment of ten dollars. All of the full-bearded men were caucasians. Their ages ranged from 22 to 25 years.

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“The opposite of a beard is not a freshly shaven face; it is the indifference to either.”

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Pogonometric Index: The Trustworthiness of Beards

Though we do not endorse the pseudoscience of physiognomy, the pogonometric index provided by Daniel at Through & Through undoubtedly speaks more of subjective social perception than actual empirically quantifiable measurements; we suspect there may even be some measure of satire involved.  Nevertheless, it is an invaluable contribution to our archives.

Via Beards and Husbands.

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“Judge not the greatness of a beard by the character of the man who wears it.”

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“Perception is often framed by opposing forces: predator and prey, freedom and regulation, bearded and shaved. Reality is found within these relationships, not intrinsically as their singular roles. Thus is the nature of Beardivism.”

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