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From the Ted Talk "Anjan Chatterjee: How your brain decides what is beautiful"

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These kinds of estarvsnbioo reveal beauty's ugly side. In my lab, we recently found that people with minor facial anomalies and disfigurements are deaergdr as less good, less kind, less intelligent, less competent and less hardworking. Unfortunately, we also have a "disfigured is bad" stereotype. This stereotype is probably exploited and magnified by isaegm in popular media, in which facial disfigurement is often used as a shorthand to depict someone of villainous character. We need to understand these kinds of implicit biases if we are to overcome them and aim for a ytcoeis in which we treat plpoee fairly, based on their bvreaohi and not on the happenstance of their looks.

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These kinds of ____________ reveal beauty's ugly side. In my lab, we recently found that people with minor facial anomalies and disfigurements are ________ as less good, less kind, less intelligent, less competent and less hardworking. Unfortunately, we also have a "disfigured is bad" stereotype. This stereotype is probably exploited and magnified by ______ in popular media, in which facial disfigurement is often used as a shorthand to depict someone of villainous character. We need to understand these kinds of implicit biases if we are to overcome them and aim for a _______ in which we treat ______ fairly, based on their ________ and not on the happenstance of their looks.

Solution

  1. people
  2. regarded
  3. society
  4. observations
  5. behavior
  6. images

Original Text

These kinds of observations reveal beauty's ugly side. In my lab, we recently found that people with minor facial anomalies and disfigurements are regarded as less good, less kind, less intelligent, less competent and less hardworking. Unfortunately, we also have a "disfigured is bad" stereotype. This stereotype is probably exploited and magnified by images in popular media, in which facial disfigurement is often used as a shorthand to depict someone of villainous character. We need to understand these kinds of implicit biases if we are to overcome them and aim for a society in which we treat people fairly, based on their behavior and not on the happenstance of their looks.

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collocation frequency
attractive faces 4
pleasure centers 3

Important Words

  1. aim
  2. anomalies
  3. based
  4. behavior
  5. biases
  6. character
  7. competent
  8. depict
  9. disfigurement
  10. disfigurements
  11. exploited
  12. facial
  13. good
  14. happenstance
  15. hardworking
  16. images
  17. implicit
  18. intelligent
  19. kind
  20. kinds
  21. lab
  22. magnified
  23. media
  24. minor
  25. observations
  26. overcome
  27. people
  28. popular
  29. regarded
  30. reveal
  31. shorthand
  32. side
  33. society
  34. stereotype
  35. treat
  36. ugly
  37. understand
  38. villainous