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Advances in Visual Cognition #1: Facial Attractiveness: Evolutionary, Cognitive, and Social Perspectives

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Using evolutionary, cognitive, and social psychology, this volume examines the issues raised by the question, What makes some faces more attractive than others? The authors challenge the views that beauty is simply in the eye of the beholder, that it is idiosyncratic, and that it is nothing more than an artifact of culture. They argue instead that there are a variety of biological, social, motivational, and developmental issues involved in facial attractiveness. By exploring attractiveness and preference from these various perspectives, this collection offers profound and unique insight on how and why we are attracted to certain facial types, and how that attraction can influence our social interaction.

Some of the ideas presented in Facial AttractivenesS≪/i> are surprising, others controversial, and others even paradoxical. Combined, however, they offer a new perspective on age-old questions of attraction, beauty and preference. Each author challenges standard assumptions about beauty, and encourages the reader to explore new trends in evolutionary, social, and cognitive psychology in search of a more coherent answer to the questions of what makes a face attractive and why.

Synopsis:

Using evolutionary, cognitive, and social psychology, this book explores the controversial issue of facial attractiveness.

About the Author

LESLIE A. ZEBROWITZ is Manuel Yellen Professor of Social Relations and Professor of Psychology at Brandeis University.

Table of Contents

What Makes A Face Attractive and Why: The Role of Averageness in Defining Facial Beauty by A.J. Rubenstein, J.H. Langlois, and L.A. Roggman

The Attractiveness of Average Faces: Cross-Cultural Evidence and Possible Biological Basis by G. Rhodes, K. Harwood, S. Yoshikawa, M. Nishitani and I. McLean

Evolution and Individual Differences in the Perception of Attractiveness: How Cyclic Hormonal Changes and Self-Perceived Attractiveness Influence Female Preferences for Male Faces by A.C. Little, I.S. Penton-Voak, D.M. Burt, and D.I. Perrett

Female Faces and Bodies: N-Dimensional Feature Space and Attractiveness by K. Grammer, B. Fink, A. Juette, G. Ronzal, and R. Thornhill

An Ethological Theory of Attractiveness by M. Enquist, S. Ghirlanda, D. Lundqvist, and C. Wachtmeister

Charismatic Faces: Social Status Cues Put Face Appeal in Context by C.F. Keating

Dimensions of Facial Physical Attractiveness: The Intersection of Biology and Culture by M.R. Cunningham, A.P. Barbee, C. Philhower

Cultural Perspectives on Facial Attractiveness by K.K. Dion

Nature Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom: The Multiple Ways and Wherefores of Attractiveness by L.A. Zebrowitz, G. Rhodes

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781567506372
Editor:
Rhodes, Gillian
Editor:
Zebrowitz, Leslie A.
Other:
Rhodes, Gillian
Editor:
Rhodes, Gillian
Editor:
Zebrowitz, Leslie A.
Author:
Zebrowitz, Leslie A.
Author:
Rhodes, Gillian
Author:
Zebrowitz, Leslie
Other:
Rhodes, Gillian
Publisher:
Praeger
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Face
Subject:
Physiognomy
Subject:
Interpersonal attraction.
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Edition Description:
Using evolutionary, cognitive,
Series:
Advances in visual cognition ;
Series Volume:
14v. 1
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.20x6.34x.91 in. 1.11 lbs.

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