The Biology of Beauty: The Science behind Human Attractiveness

  • NH08281
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by Rachelle M. Smith  (Author)

The Biology of Beauty: The Science behind Human Attractiveness

by Rachelle M. Smith  (Author)

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

Product details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (June 8, 2018)
  • Language: English