Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Hatfield, E. and Rapson, R. L. 2010. Physical Attractiveness. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Physical attractiveness has been defined as that which represents one's conception of the ideal in appearance; that which gives the greatest degree of pleasure to the senses (Hatfield & Sprecher, 1986, p. 4).
Keywords: beauty; handsomeness; human sexuality; evolutionary psychology; facial symmetry