These results align with other research on dressing, but it is deeply disturbing considering it was a child who was all alone. I will say looking at the footage her body language was entirely different when she was poorly dressed. She looked forlorn, unhappy and slightly angry when she was poorly dressed which would have had an effect on people's response to her. The anger may have allowed people to think she could take care of herself. I know that sounds bad, but that is what research on response to facial expressions would indicate. But, how can we ignore a child in need?
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