The Biology of Beauty: The Science behind Human Attractiveness

by
Rachelle M. Smithauthor

Rachelle M. Smith, PhD, is associate professor of psychology and chair of social sciences at Husson University.

The Biology of Beauty: The Science behind Human Attractiveness

20180630

Greenwood

Pages 280
Topics Health and Wellness

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The Biology of Beauty: The Science behind Human Attractiveness

Author(s): Smith, Rachelle;
Contributors: Smith, Rachelle;
Abstract:

This thought-provoking book examines the science behind human attractiveness—the ratios, proportions, and other factors that to a large extent dictate what we find "beautiful."


• Explores the high-interest and often controversial subject of beauty objectively, drawing on numerous scientific and psychological studies

• Demonstrates both the universal and variable aspects of beauty, helping readers to understand how ideals change over time and from culture to culture

• Examines the physical and psychological effects of living in a highly beauty-conscious society and highlights the impact of media on cultural ideals

• Features a unique two-part organization that offers readers a broad conceptual framework followed by a detailed analysis of particular features that contribute to attractiveness

SortTitle: biology of beauty: the science behind human attractiveness
Keyword(s): Health and Wellness
Author Info:
Rachelle M. Smithauthor

Rachelle M. Smith, PhD, is associate professor of psychology and chair of social sciences at Husson University.

eISBN-13: 9781440849893
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440849886
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 280
Publication Date: 20180630