Beyond waist-hip ratio: experimental multivariate evidence that average women's torsos are most attractive

@article{Donohoe2009BeyondWR,
  title={Beyond waist-hip ratio: experimental multivariate evidence that average women's torsos are most attractive},
  author={M. L. Donohoe and W. Hippel and R. Brooks},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={716-721}
}
One of the most iconic findings in human behavioral ecology is the fact that women with waist-hip ratios (WHRs) of approximately 0.7 are most attractive and that this ratio indicates maximum fecundity and reproductive value. However, the effects of WHR and of other indices of body shape and size on attractiveness are far from fully resolved. We adopt a recently developed method that combines multivariate manipulation of experimental stimuli with evolutionary selection analysis to test the… Expand
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