Self-perceived attractiveness influences human female preferences for sexual dimorphism and symmetry in male faces

  title={Self-perceived attractiveness influences human female preferences for sexual dimorphism and symmetry in male faces},
  author={Anthony C. Little and D Michael Burt and Ian S. Penton-Voak and David Ian Perrett},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={39 - 44}
  • A. LittleD. Burt D. Perrett
  • Published 7 January 2001
  • Psychology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
Exaggerated sexual dimorphism and symmetry in human faces have both been linked to potential ‘good–gene’ benefits and have also been found to influence the attractiveness of male faces. The current study explores how female self–rated attractiveness influences male face preference in females using faces manipulated with computer graphics. The study demonstrates that there is a relatively increased preference for masculinity and an increased preference for symmetry for women who regard… 

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