Faculty Publications

Title

Predicting female attractiveness: A second look at thinness and waist-to-hip ratio

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Body weight, Photographic stimuli, Physical attractiveness, Theory of evolution, Waist-to-hip

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Sexualities, Evolution and Gender

Volume

5

Issue

2

First Page

83

Last Page

88

Abstract

The idea that a 0.7 WHR is preferred was challenged by Puhl and Boland (2001). Their study found that a model with a 0.86 WHR was rated as more attractive than a model with a 0.7 WHR. This study examined the stimuli used by Puhl and Boland for the extent to which the photographs used portray the actual true shape differential of the models. © 2003 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2003

DOI of published version

10.1080/14616660310001632572

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