The evolutionary psychology of physical attractiveness: Sexual selection and human morphology

  title={The evolutionary psychology of physical attractiveness: Sexual selection and human morphology},
  author={N. Barber},
  journal={Ethology and Sociobiology},
  • N. Barber
  • Published 1995
  • Biology
  • Ethology and Sociobiology
  • Abstract Psychological evidence suggests that sex differences in morphology have been modified by sexual selection so as to attract mates (intersexual selection) or intimidate rivals (intrasexual selection). Women compete with each other for high quality husbands by advertising reproductive value in terms of the distribution of fat reserves and by exaggerating morphological indicators of youthfulness such as a small nose and small feet and pale, hairless skin. Men's physical appearance tends to… CONTINUE READING
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