4 Almost Irrelevant Facts About Beards

You be the judge.  Does any of this matter?

1. The Stubble Controversy – Women like stubble but, do they prefer light or heavy? One study says light (Neave and Shields, 2008), another says heavy (Dixson and Brooks, 2013).

2. Many women believe that beards make men look older and of a higher social status.

3. Angry men who wear beards look more angry than angry clean-shaven men (Is this the athletes’ plan?)

4. Bearded men who were smiling were perceived as good with babies – hmmm. Well, Dixson and Vasey (2012) explain this result by saying that a beard and smile is a strangely potent combination.

These studies make people suspicious of psychological research.


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