Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Who is the fairest of them all? Race, attractiveness and skin color sexual dimorphism

Lewis, Michael Bevan 2011. Who is the fairest of them all? Race, attractiveness and skin color sexual dimorphism. Personality and Individual Differences 50 (2) , pp. 159-162. 10.1016/j.paid.2010.09.018

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Previous research has suggested that perceived attractiveness and personality are affected by the race such that White faces are more attractive but less masculine than Black faces. Such studies, however, have been based on very small stimulus sets. The current study investigated perceived attractiveness and personality for 600 Black, White and mixed-race faces. Many of the investigated personality traits were correlated with race when rated by White participants. Attractiveness specifically was greater for Black male faces than White male faces and among mixed-race faces. Blackness correlated with increased attractiveness. A reverse pattern was found for female faces with Whiteness being associated with attractiveness. The results are discussed in terms of the sexual dimorphism demonstrated in skin color.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Race ; Attractiveness ; Skin color ; Sexual dimorphism ; Mate selection ; Mixed race
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0191-8869
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:44
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/11583

Citation Data

Cited 10 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 18 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item