- Magnolia Memories08
- Deep South, United States
- First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Study: Blondes Make Men Dumb
For anyone that has looked at my
profile you know thatI have been blonde.
About 2 weeks ago I decided to go dark.
I am orginally dark headed. Last night
I cut and colored my hair. Connor spend
the night with me so he helped me with
the color. This is the before and after
pictures. What do you think??? Today I
found this article about blondes.
Maybe the guy that did this survey is
really on to something.
What's your take on this??
(Paris, France) A group of scientists at Paris Nanterre University conducted research to gather evidence that blonde women make men dumb.
The methodology was to have men view a series of pictures of women with different-colored hair and then make the men take a general knowledge test.
Those who had been shown pictures of blonde women scored lower marks than those who had been shown pictures of brunettes and redheads.
Professor Thierry Meyer, joint author of the study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, said: "It proves that people confronted with stereotypes generally behave in line with them.
"Blondes have the potential to make people act in a dumber way, because they mimic the unconscious stereotype of the dumb blonde."
Notably, there is no scientific evidence that blonde women are less intelligent than brunettes or redheads. Sadly, though, there apparently is scientific evidence regarding the intelligence of the men they are with. Personally, I think the study is flawed.
In fact, according to a study conducted in 2004, blonde women became dumber when subjected to negative prejudices toward blondes.
"But after exposure to negative social-stereotypes about them, the fair-haired participants performed significantly more slowly in the tests," said Jens Foerster, a social psychologist from the International University Bremen in Germany.
When people are told they can't perform a task well, they work more slowly to try to make fewer mistakes, explained Foerster.
Regarding men, I think they may actually become smarter when in the presence of a blonde woman. It's been suggested that a smaller auxiliary brain is triggered to work when men are around blondes and this results in an actual increase in total brain mass.