Beauty in Mind: The Effects of Physical Attractiveness on Psychological Well-Being and Distress

  title={Beauty in Mind: The Effects of Physical Attractiveness on Psychological Well-Being and Distress},
  author={Nabanita Datta Gupta and Nancy Etcoff and Mads Meier Jaeger},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
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