Upon arriving to class one day we were told to watch the screen as pieces of furniture were displayed and changed periodically. After watching furniture for a minute we were shown pictures of a few different people and told to rate them on attractiveness. I figured that the furniture was shown to us to clear our minds, being an everyday item and not too exciting. When rating the faces I did not find too many people attractive and did not think my thoughts had been influenced by the furniture. A week or so later we were shown disgusting pictures in a slideshow. Knowing that we would be rating faces again, I thought that maybe we were being shown these gross things to make us believe that the people were more attractive than before, as if the normal images would be a relief. With this in mind, when rating the faces I gave quite a few faces a higher rating than the first time. I believe that my misconception influenced my ability to correctly rate the faces as I would normally. I also believe that we were not given a wide enough range of attractiveness. Perhaps if the subjects had not looked so unhappy with a dark background it would have been easier to rate them. The fact that we were only given a week in-between the studies was also an influence on our ability to think clearly. I was able to remember what I had rated each person the first time and it influenced my ratings when we were told to do it again.