Lauren N. and I had a new thought for a final project. We want to do a project on the perception of beauty and whether or not that differs with gender and age. We plan to use our “sociologial lens” and compare the perception of beauty between men and women of a yougner age (such as college students or teenagers) and older people such as parents or grandparents, and whether or not the perception of beauty has changed through out time for the elder people. What is beautyful today may not have been beautiful in the past. Perhaps they still do think what was beautiful in the past is still beautiful today. Another interesting path to go on would be to ask the participants what they think may be baeutiful in the future. Will it change or will it stay the same?
When speaking with out participants we were thinking of first giving them a questionaire (either open ended or closed ended) just to see what they think is beautiful. After perhaps we will do some sort of photoelicitation by giving them advertisements of women (specifically) and seeing what they have to say about it.