Certain facial features

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Certain facial features o Attractive female faces are associated with: Large eyes Small nose Small chin Prominent cheekbones Narrow cheeks High eyebrows Large pupils Big smile * similar to baby appearances o Attractive male faces are associated with: Large eyes Big small Large chin Prominent cheekbones Symmetrical faces o Plato’s golden proportion: width of face = 2/3 the length o Infant studies: babies spent more time looking at symmetrical faces than asymmetrical ones Average faces o Attractive face for both sexes are those whose features tend to be the arithmetic mean or average o This does not mean that a composite averaged face has all the physical qualities that people cross-culturally agree are highly attractive thought o Avg faces are more symmetrical o Avg faces are also more familiar Certain body shapes: waist-hip-ratio of .7 for women, 9. For men Links with familiarity P’s prefer attractive faces that most resemble their own
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 260 taught by Professor Traceycallison during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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