Criteria of facial attractiveness in five populations.

@article{Jones1993CriteriaOF,
  title={Criteria of facial attractiveness in five populations.},
  author={Dave M. Jones and Kim Hill},
  journal={Human nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={
          271-96
        }
}
The theory of sexual selection suggests several possible explanations for the development of standards of physical attractiveness in humans. Asymmetry and departures from average proportions may be markers of the breakdown of developmental stability. Supernormal traits may present age- and sex-typical features in exaggerated form. Evidence from social psychology suggests that both average proportions and (in females) "neotenous" facial traits are indeed more attractive. Using facial photographs… CONTINUE READING
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