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Facial Attractiveness

Anthony C. Little and David I. Perrett

in The Science of Social Vision

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195333176
eISBN:
9780199864324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333176.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter presents data that is in line with the notion that averageness, sexual dimorphism, and symmetry may all advertise qualities in human faces and are, hence, found attractive. Individual ... More


Physical Attractiveness

William Ickes

in Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372953
eISBN:
9780199893317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372953.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Among the factors that contribute to perceptions that a face is physically attractive are its overall proportion, its “averageness”/prototypically, and the presence of features which — for one's ... More


Strangers in a Strange Lab: How Personality Shapes Our Initial Encounters with Others

William Ickes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195372953
eISBN:
9780199893317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372953.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Can we predict how well we will get along with others even before we meet them? According to the research findings reported in this book, we can. This book summarizes decades of research on how ... More


Is There a Divorce in Your Genes?

Ellen Berscheid

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Ellen Berscheid describes her research, which investigated the heritability of divorce, that she feels was so underappreciated. She first considers the study conducted by McGue and Lykken (1992), ... More


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