The Psychology of Beauty Essay

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Laeng, B. Vermeer, O., Sulutvedt U. “Is Beauty in the Face of the Beholder?” Plos One. (2013): 6-7 Ebscohost. Web. 27 Oct. 2013.
Research in this are suggests that the beholder of beauty sees his / her in the face they are observing. This means that in order to find another person attractive we must see a resemblance of ourselves in them. The studies suggest that another person, symmetrical in appearance, averagely proportionate, and of moderate relation will be considered attractive to the on looker. This is what they called “homogamy” people who are similar are attracted to one another, more so than non-similar people. In the end lovers clearly preferred their partners morphed pictures which showed
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Lengs contact information is given. His email links to a University. However the URL does not reveal anything else.
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content.
The information comes from and Academic Search Premier. This is from our schools interlibrary loan as well. The information is also supported by evidence in other sources. Some even show famous sources such as Bandura’s Experiments.
Purpose: The reason the information exists.
The purpose is to show how and why people react to attractiveness. The author’s make the purpose clear that they have the intention to inform their peers about new research they have discovered new data on beauty and attractiveness.
Reflection: From this article I can understand how and why some people in today’s culture are deemed attractive. Some faces have average (universal) attractiveness and have similarities to many different types of people.
Appeals: The information given in this data is all based on proven fact. The point of view appears objective like my other sources and it is also impartial. There are no emotional appeals whatsoever. There also are no ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases.
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