Body Attractiveness

Swami, Viren (2016) Body Attractiveness. In: Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham. ISBN 978-3-319-19649-7

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Evolutionary psychological theories have been used to explain judgments of attractiveness of a range of human morphological traits, typically in isolation of other traits. The aim of this section is not to provide a comprehensive account of all such application of evolutionary psychological theories but rather to provide several key examples, beginning with what is perhaps the most widely cited of such theories: the waist-to-hip ratio hypothesis of women’s body attractiveness.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Body Attractiveness, Evolutionary Psychological Theories, Body Size Preferences, Waist-to-hip Ratio, Vocal Attractiveness
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Viren Swami
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2022 15:40

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