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The Body Beautiful

Evolutionary and Sociocultural Perspectives

Editors: Swami, V., Furnham, A. (Eds.)

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In this volume, contributors from a range of perspectives - evolutionary psychology to anthropology, sociology to cognitive and motivational psychology - explore questions of what our attractiveness preferences are and why we find certain others physically attractive, offering a fresh perspective to understanding the perception of attractiveness.

About the authors

FARID UDDIN AHAMED Professor and Chair at the Department of Anthropology, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh MELISSA BATESON Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Newcastle University, UK GILLIAN R BENTLEY Professor of Anthropology, Durham University, UK MICHAEL BOROUGHS Faculty Researcher at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, USA RACHEL M CAGOLERO currently completing her Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK DOROTHY EINON Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University College London, UK JINTU FAN Professor of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong JEFF GALAK Marketing doctoral candidate at New York University's Stern School of Business, USA TOM HILDEBRANDT Assistant Professor of Psychiatry of the Eating and Weight Disorders Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA KERRI L JOHNSON Social Psychologist in the Department of Psychology, New York University, USA JANET D LATNER Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Hawaii, USA KESSON MAGID Ph.D candidate at the Department of Anthroplogy, University College London, UK DONALD H MCBURNEY Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, USA SARAH K MURNEN Professor of Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies at Kenyon College LEIF D NELSON Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA TERRY F PETTIJOHN II Associate Professor of Psychology, Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA STEPHEN R PROULX Theoretical evolutionary biologist at Iowa State University, USA ISABEL SCOTT Ph.D candidate in evolutionary psychology at Bristol University, UK GLENN H SHEPARD Medical anthropologist, University of East Anglia, UK LINDA SMOLAK Samuel B Cummings Jr. Professor of Psychology and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, USA SYBIL A STREETER Graduate student in the Department of Psychology , University of Pittsburgh, USA LOUIS G TASSINARY Professor of Architecture and an adjunct Professor of Psychology, as well as Associate Dean for Research and Director of Graduate Studies, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, USA J KEVIN THMPSON Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, USA MARTIN J TOVEE Reader in visual cognition at the Psychology Department, Newcastle University, UK DOUGLAS W YU Behavioural and spatial ecologist, University of East Anglia, UK

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Mutual and Partaken Bliss: Introducing the Science of Bodily Beauty

    Furnham, Adrian (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Waist-to-Hip Ratios and Female Attractiveness: Comparing Apples, Oranges, and Pears

    McBurney, Donald H. (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • The Volume-Height Index as a Body Attractiveness Index

    Fan, Jintu

    Pages 29-45

  • Methodological Issues in Studies of Female Attractiveness

    Bateson, Melissa (et al.)

    Pages 46-62

  • An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Preferences for Female Body Shape

    Scott, Isabel (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Body Beautiful
Book Subtitle
Evolutionary and Sociocultural Perspectives
Editors
  • V. Swami
  • A. Furnham
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59688-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230596887
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-52186-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35664-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
Topics