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Attraction. What is Beauty?. Is this Beauty?. Venus of Hohle Fels 35 000 year old statue. Venus de Milo. Is this Beauty?. Venus at a Mirror. Venus at her Mirror. Is this Beauty?. King Henry VIII. Prince William. Is this Beauty?. Elizabethan Women. Modern Tanned Woman.

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What is Beauty?

Is this Beauty?

Venus of HohleFels

35 000 year old statue

Venus de Milo

Is this Beauty?

Venus at a Mirror

Venus at her Mirror

Is this Beauty?

King Henry VIII

Prince William

Is this Beauty?

Elizabethan Women

Modern Tanned Woman

Is this Beauty?

Football 1960s

Football 2010s

Is this Beauty?

Barbie Doll Real Proportions

Wonder Woman

Is this Beauty?

Original Superman 1940s

Superman of 2012

Is this Beauty?

Garry Cooper 1920s & 30s

Johnny Depp

Is this Beauty?

Kate Moss

Marilyn Monroe

Is This Beauty?

Ryan Gossling


Is This Beauty?

Meagan Fox

Jessica Alba

Is This Beauty?

Robert Pattison

Ryan Reynolds

Is This Beauty?

Blake Lively

Carrie Underwood

Is this Beauty?

Nickname - Giraffe Woman

African Tribal Woman with Lip Piecing

Why are we Attracted to People?

  • Similarity - We like people who are similar to us in terms of interests, attitudes or experiences.  Differences strengthen a relationship when they are complementary, that is, when each partner's characteristics satisfy the other's needs.

  • Reciprocal attraction - We like people who like us, usually.

  • Gain-loss effect– We like people the most if we feel we have gained in their estimation of us (e.g., if they initially disliked us but now like us), and that we dislike people the most if we feel  we have lost their favour.

Why are we Attracted to People?

  • Competence - We like to be around talented people, probably because we hope that their skills and abilities will rub off on us.

  • Disclosure - Revealing important information about yourself can help build liking.  When people share private and personal information with you, it suggests they trust and respect you.

Physical Attraction

  • Physical beauty consists largely of the following factors:

    • Indicators of health

    • Indicators of fertility

    • Indicators of good genes

  • The above factors are common world wide, the final factor that makes beauty unique for every society is cultural preferences

Cultural Preferences

  • Cultural preference will indicate things such as health or breeding age but these will tend to look the same from one society to another

  • One factor that is unique is wealth

    • In rich nations the richer you are the thinner you tend to be

    • In poor countries the richer you are the heavier you tend to be

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