Two Faces of Attractiveness

  title={Two Faces of Attractiveness},
  author={Jamin B. Halberstadt and Diane Pecher and Ren{\'e} Zeelenberg and Laurent Ip Wai and Piotr Winkielman},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={2343 - 2346}
Psychological research shows clearly that average faces are attractive. Faces generally become more attractive when they are blended (morphed) with other faces (Langlois & Roggman, 1990) or when they are distorted toward the population average (Rhodes & Tremewan, 1996), and natural variations in averageness strongly predict attractiveness (Halberstadt, 2006; Light, Hollander, & Kayra-Stuart, 1981; Rhodes, Sumich, & Byatt, 1999). Rarely has a psychological phenomenon been demonstrated to be so… 

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