Testing a postulated case of intersexual selection in humans : The role of foot size in judgments of physical attractiveness and age B

@inproceedings{Fesslera2012TestingAP,
  title={Testing a postulated case of intersexual selection in humans : The role of foot size in judgments of physical attractiveness and age B},
  author={Daniel M. T. Fesslera and Stefan Stiegerb and Salomi S. Asaridouc and Umeru Bahiad and Mark Cravalhod and Philip de Barrose and Tiara Delgadof and Maryanne L. Fisherg and David Fredericka and Paulina Geraldo Perezi and Cari D. Goetz and Kevin Haleya and Jen{\'e}e Jacksone and Geoff Kushnickk and Kevin Lewa and Elizabeth R. Paine and Patr{\'i}cia Piexinho Florindol and Anne C. Pisor and Evi Sinagam and Lasma Sinagah and Lisa Smoliche and Dong Mei Sunh and Martin Voracekb},
  year={2012}
}
  • Daniel M. T. Fesslera, Stefan Stiegerb, +20 authors Martin Voracekb
  • Published 2012
The constituents of attractiveness differ across the sexes. Many relevant traits are dimorphic, suggesting that they are the product of intersexual selection. However, direction of causality is generally difficult to determine, as aesthetic criteria can as readily result from, as cause, dimorphism. Women have proportionately smaller feet than men. Prior work on the role of foot size in attractiveness suggests an asymmetry across the sexes, as small feet enhance female appearance, yet average… CONTINUE READING

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