Saturday, October 27, 2007

Appendix J: Bodily Features

Why some people are considered as attractive is influenced by body shape and size- and the proportions of their body.
Women- Western women are considered attractive with a Small Waist, Large Hips and a Large Bust- A Waist Hip Ratio of approx .70. (Singh, 1993).

Left To Right: Ratio 0.70; 0.80; 0.90; 1.0.

Celebrity Jessica Alba has a .70 WHR- with measurements 34-24-34. She is considered an 'attractive ideal' in Western Society in 2007.

Men- are typically considered as attractive with a 'triangle' physique consisting of a waist hip ratio of 1.0 with large shoulders and chest.

Men: Ratio Left to Right: .70; .80; .90; 1.0.

1.0 is considered most attractive.

Celebrity Brad Pitt is considered to have an ideal male physique in Western Society in 2007.

Breckler, S.J., Olson, J.M., & Wiggins, E.C. (2006). Social Psychology Alive. Belmont, CA: Thomson Higher Education.

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