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The body beautiful : evolutionary and sociocultural perspectives

Author: Viren Swami; Adrian Furnham; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The last decade has witnessed an exciting change in our understanding of what makes the human body beautiful, and why certain bodies are idealised over others. The traditional idea that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, with preferences varying idiosyncratically from person to person, has been challenged by evolutionary psychologists, who argue that human beings share an eye for an attractive body. Yet, not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Body beautiful.
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)163313703
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Viren Swami; Adrian Furnham; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230596887 0230596886
OCLC Number: 681907795
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 316 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Mutual and partaken Bliss: introducing the science of bodily beauty / Adrian Furnham, Viren Swami --
Waist-to-hip ratios and female attractiveness: comparing apples, oranges, and pears / Donald H. McBurney, Sybil A. Streeter --
The volume-height index as a body attractiveness index / Jintu Fan --
Methodoloical issues in studies of female attractiveness / Melissa Bateson, Piers L. Cornelissen, Martin J. Tovee --And evolutionary perspective on male preference for female body shape / Isabel Scott [and others] --
Masculinity, culture, and the paradox of the Lek / Douglas W. Yu, Stephan R. Prooulx, Glenn H. Shepard --
Healthy body equals beautiful body? Changing perceptions of health and attractiveness with shifting socioeconomic status / Martin J. Tovée, Adrian Furnham, Viren Swami --
The shaping of women's bodies: men's choice of fertility or heat stress avoidance? / Dorothy Einon --
Interpersonal metaperseption: the importance of compatibility in the aesthetic appreciation of bodily cues / Kerri L. Johnson, Louis G. Tassinary --
Mate preferences in social cognitive context: when environmental and personal change leads to predictable cross-cultural variation / Leif D. Nelson, Terry F. Pettijohn II, Jeff Galak --
The roles of stereotypes and group norms on perceptions of bodily attractiveness / Tom Hildebrandt, Janet D. Latner --
Feminism and body image / Linda Smolak, Sarah K. Murnen --
The impact of western beauty ideals on the lives of women: a sociocultural perspective / Rachel M. Calogero, Michael Boroughs, J. Kevin Thompson.
Responsibility: edited by Viren Swami and Adrian Furnham.

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In this volume, contributors from a range of perspectives - evolutionary psychology to anthropology, sociology to cognitive and motivational psychology - explore questions of what our attractiveness  Read more...

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