) In the second study, Mannes showed participants images of four men.
Each man was shown twice, once with hair and once without.
Fortunately, my revealed head turned out to be satisfyingly round, with no odd protuberances or concavities.
Dear gentlemen, sharpen up your razors and lather up that dome, it may be time to shed your locks for a more dominant look — bald.
Researchers selected photos of four guys with hair, then had them digitally altered so that the men looked bald.
Participants looked at either one of the original, untouched photos, or one of the altered images; they then provided a detailed assessment of the man in question.
Three newly published studies “provide consistent evidence that a shaved scalp is associated with dominance,” according to Albert Mannes of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
While “sharp” is in the eye of the beholder, Mannes’ research suggests “intimidating” is right on the mark.