Hidden Camera Investigation: Do Looks Really Matter?”
Critical Reading 101
Professor Cynthia Diefert
13 October 2016
”Face Value Hidden Camera Investigation: Do Looks Really Matter?”
(not necessary to include in essay since it is already present in issue and conclusion) Attractive, Model, Appearance, “Hidden Camera Investigation”,
Issue: Does physical appearance affect the way someone is treated?
Conclusion: Yes, physical appearance has a difference on the way someone is treated.
Reasons: 1. “Higher physical attractiveness is automatically or immediately assisted, provided help”.
2. We trust those more those people of higher physical attractiveness.
3. Someone who …show more content…
There are just too many personal experiences and aren’t solid details to support their reasons. There reasons are opinions and personal observations. On top of all that, the experiments they performed were invalid. The most ambiguous word found within the article was attractive. Since of all the possible interpretations someone has on ‘attractiveness’, and it just doesn’t help support the argument. Depending on the reader, attractive may mean appealing to look at, pleasing to one’s senses, or the features or qualities someone’s willing to accept. On top of that, the author only shared personal experiences and not any evidence like statistics or surveys to compare with. The reasons provided were opinions and, as stated above, the experiments weren’t …show more content…
Our book quotes that “ A value assumption is an implicit preference for one value over another in a particular context. We use these value preferences and value priorities as synonyms (Browne And Keeley).” Now, for instance, may be led to believe studies are legitimate, when there are many variables. Also, the reasons the models provided are just assumptions and opinions from personal experiences. Comparing the attractive model to the model from NBC is a value assumption in itself.
The major conflict in this article was rationality versus cooperation. Since physical attractiveness was the main influence on people’s actions, the way someone thought or used their ‘rationality’ was one of the major conflicts that was brought up in this article. The other one is cooperation, because of the way someone was treated by their looks was the conflict of cooperation or working together with