Article Commentary: Averaged Faces Are Attractive, but Very Attractive Faces Are Not Average

  title={Article Commentary: Averaged Faces Are Attractive, but Very Attractive Faces Are Not Average},
  author={Thomas R. Alley and Michael R. Cunningham},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={123 - 125}
In a recent article, Langlois and Roggman (1990) argue that “attractive faces are only average” and support this theory with composite faces produced by digitized image processing. While we agree with their premise that average(d) faces should be seen as attractive, we believe there are good reasons to expect very attractive faces to be atypical in some ways. Their paper provides evidence that averaged faces are relatively attractive, but other evidence convinces us that facial attractiveness… 
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