Racial stereotypes and interracial attraction: phenotypic prototypicality and perceived attractiveness of Asians.

  title={Racial stereotypes and interracial attraction: phenotypic prototypicality and perceived attractiveness of Asians.},
  author={Clara L. Wilkins and Joy F Chan and Cheryl R. Kaiser},
  journal={Cultural diversity \& ethnic minority psychology},
  volume={17 4},
What does it take to find a member of a different race attractive? In this research, we suggest that for Whites, attraction to Asians may be based, in part, on stereotypes and variations in Asians' racial appearance. Study 1 reveals that Asians are stereotyped as being more feminine and less masculine than other racial groups-characteristics considered appealing for women but not for men to possess. Study 2 examines how variation in racial appearance, phenotypic prototypicality (PP), shapes the… 
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