Physical attractiveness and health in Western societies: a review.

@article{Weeden2005PhysicalAA,
  title={Physical attractiveness and health in Western societies: a review.},
  author={Jason A. Weeden and John Sabini},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={
          635-53
        }
}
Evidence from developed Western societies is reviewed for the claims that (a) physical attractiveness judgments are substantially based on body size and shape, symmetry, sex-typical hormonal markers, and other specific cues and (b) physical attractiveness and these cues substantially predict health. Among the cues that the authors review, only female waist-to-hip ratio and weight appear to predict both attractiveness and health in the claimed manner. Other posited cues--symmetry and sex-typical… Expand
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