The “eye of the beholder”: A neglected variable in the study of physical attractiveness?1


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    The authors would like to thank the South African and American students who helped us with this research and the following individuals: Dr. Christopher Orpen and Professor W. P. Radloff of the University of Cape Town, Dr. Mark Fulcomer and Ms. Barbara Busch of New York University and Dr. Stanton Peele of Harvard University. This research was partially supported by grants to the senior author from the Faculty Research Fund of the University of Cape Town and the Arts and Science Research Fund of New York University.