Body shape and women’s attractiveness

@article{Singh1993BodySA,
  title={Body shape and women’s attractiveness},
  author={D. Singh},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={4},
  pages={297-321}
}
  • D. Singh
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human Nature
This paper examines the role of body fat distribution as measured by waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) on the judgment of women’s physical attractiveness. It presents evidence that WHR is correlated with a woman’s reproductive endocrinological status and long-term health risk. Three studies were conducted to investigate whether humans have perceptual and cognitive mechanisms to utilize the WHR to infer attributes of women’s health, youthfulness, attractiveness, and reproductive capacity. College-age as… Expand
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