Sexual dimorphism and attractiveness in Asian and White faces

@article{Stephen2018SexualDA,
  title={Sexual dimorphism and attractiveness in Asian and White faces},
  author={Ian D Stephen and Darby L. H. Salter and K. Tan and Chrystalle B. Y. Tan and R. Stevenson},
  journal={Visual Cognition},
  year={2018},
  volume={26},
  pages={442 - 449}
}
ABSTRACT Marriages between White men and Asian women are over twice as frequent as those between White women and Asian men. Recent research has proposed that this imbalance may be explained by the finding that, on average, White men are perceived as more attractive than Asian men, and Asian women are perceived as more attractive than White women, possibly because Asian faces are perceived as more feminine than White faces. Here, we explore whether Asian faces are perceived as more feminine than… Expand
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