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The hypothesis that the participants will find the less attractive faces in the photos to be more attractive after getting intoxicated has been proven to be true, based on the data collected. Whilst some participants held their liquor better than others, a general pattern surfaced - ie: that the more intoxicated the participants became, the more attractive the faces became.

Beer goggles is a condition that has landed many people in "hot soup", making them regret their actions eventually. Studies conducted on college students has shown that intoxicated students had a 10% higher chance of falling for less attractive members of the opposite sex compared to sober students.


Also consider

This  science fair project can also be done using participants of different age groups.
The experiment may be modified to test the effect of time on the "beer goggles" condition, by asking the participants to rate the photos once more 1, 2 and 3 hours after getting intoxicated.

Also, you could repeat the experiment with a larger number of participants in order to to ascertain of there is a difference in results between men and women.


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Ensure that the participants are given a safe ride home. None of them should be permitted to drive. Ensure all consent forms are obtained prior to the experiment