Human facial beauty

  title={Human facial beauty},
  author={R. Thornhill and S. Gangestad},
  journal={Human Nature},
  • R. Thornhill, S. Gangestad
  • Published 1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human Nature
  • It is hypothesized that human faces judged to be attractive by people possess two features—averageness and symmetry—that promoted adaptive mate selection in human evolutionary history by way of production of offspring with parasite resistance. Facial composites made by combining individual faces are judged to be attractive, and more attractive than the majority of individual faces. The composites possess both symmetry and averageness of features. Facial averageness may reflect high individual… CONTINUE READING
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