Perceived Health Contributes to the Attractiveness of Facial Symmetry, Averageness, and Sexual Dimorphism

@article{Rhodes2007PerceivedHC,
  title={Perceived Health Contributes to the Attractiveness of Facial Symmetry, Averageness, and Sexual Dimorphism},
  author={G. Rhodes and S. Yoshikawa and R. Palermo and L. Simmons and M. Peters and K. Lee and J. Halberstadt and J. Crawford},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={1244 - 1252}
}
Symmetry, averageness, and sexual dimorphism (femininity in female faces, masculinity in male faces) are attractive in faces. Many have suggested that preferences for these traits may be adaptations for identifying healthy mates. If they are, then the traits should be honest indicators of health and their attractiveness should result from their healthy appearance. Much research has focused on whether these traits honestly signal health. Here we focused on whether the appeal of these traits… Expand
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