Attractiveness in African American and Caucasian women: is beauty in the eyes of the observer?

@article{Davis2010AttractivenessIA,
  title={Attractiveness in African American and Caucasian women: is beauty in the eyes of the observer?},
  author={Dawnavan Scott Davis and Tracy Sbrocco and Angela M. Odoms-Young and Dionne M Smith},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={25-32}
}
Traditional body image studies have been constrained by focusing on body thinness as the sole component of attractiveness. Evidence suggests that African American women may hold a multifactorial view of attractiveness that extends beyond size to include factors such as dress attire and race. The current study employed a culturally sensitive silhouette Model Rating Task (MRT) to examine the effects of attire, body size, and race on attractiveness. Unexpectedly, minimal differences on… CONTINUE READING

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