Averageness, Exaggeration, and Facial Attractiveness

@article{Rhodes1996AveragenessEA,
  title={Averageness, Exaggeration, and Facial Attractiveness},
  author={Gillian Rhodes and Tanya Tremewan},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={7},
  pages={105 - 110}
}
Langlois and her colleagues reported in this journal that composite faces are more attractive than the component faces used to create them, and conjectured that averageness is attractive (Langlois & Roggman, 1990, Langlois, Roggman, & Musselman, 1994) However, extremes may also be attractive (Perrett, May, & Yoshikawa, 1994) We investigated the effect of averageness (proximity to a norm or average face) on attractiveness using a computerized caricature generator to vary averageness… Expand
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