What Is Average and What Is Not Average About Attractive Faces?

  title={What Is Average and What Is Not Average About Attractive Faces?},
  author={Judith H. Langlois and Lori A Roggman and Lisa Musselman},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={214 - 220}
We reported in this journal (Langlois & Roggman, 1990) findings showing that attractive faces are those that represent the mathematical average of faces in a population These findings were intriguing because they provided a parsimonious definition of facial attractiveness and because they supported explanations of attractiveness from the point of view of both evolutionary and cognitive-prototype theory Since our 1990 report, several alternative explanations of our findings have been offered In… 

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