Aug201024
The Value of a Tattoo in Higher Education
06:15 AM
Our Dr. Lodder reminded me to share this sweet snippet from the NY Times Freakonomics blog:

David B. Wiseman, a psychologist, showed 128 undergraduate students photographs of tattooed and non-tattooed female models, described as "college instructors." He found that college students prefer tattoos: "Analyses indicated that the presence of tattoos was associated with some positive changes in ratings: students' motivation, being imaginative about assignments, and how likely students were to recommend her as an instructor."

Surprise. Surprise.

Freakonomics had another post on tattoo statistics, which you can read here.
8 Comments

I will be printing out copies of this study and attaching them to my CV for any future job applications... ;)



I've always figured the reasoning for this, much like kids trust tattooed cops more often, is because they feel they can relate more easily.

If your prof has tattoos, then you guys aren't so different... heck, they might even "get you".

Always fascinating.

Cheers.



on vacation and you just wont stop...

cant stop, wont stop



As a tattooed university professor, let me just say,

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!



Elizabeth - I second that entirely!



That video is priceless.

Good eye there Harry.

Cheers



hot damn!





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