Beauty Is Mostly in the Eye of the Beholder: Olfactory Versus Visual Cues of Attractiveness

@article{Foster2008BeautyIM,
  title={Beauty Is Mostly in the Eye of the Beholder: Olfactory Versus Visual Cues of Attractiveness},
  author={Joshua D. Foster},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={148},
  pages={765 - 774}
}
  • J. Foster
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Social Psychology
Olfaction is an important determinant of attractiveness, possibly even more so than vision when judgments are made by women. However, research that directly compares these cues using actual stimuli (e.g., t-shirt odors) is lacking. In this study, 44 women rated the attractiveness of t-shirt odors and facial photographs of 21 men either independently (i.e., first rated t-shirts, then rated photographs) or together (i.e., made overall ratings on the basis of t-shirts and photographs presented… 

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