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Physical attractiveness is not fixed; it's malleable.
Physical attractiveness has been examined in numerous contexts such as dating prospects (Berschield & Walster, 1974), employment interviews and income (Cash 1981), and peer acceptance and attitudes (Hatfield & Sprecher, 1986).
Scores of research have shown that physical attractiveness is a powerful tool for persuasion, i.
This may exert an effect on the change in perception and assessment of own physical attractiveness, especially in advanced pregnancy, when the woman's appearance changes [4-10].
For each increase in the rating of physical attractiveness for men, there was a 13% reduction in the likelihood of a diagnosis for high cholesterol.
The participants were asked to assess Amanda's physical attractiveness ("I think she is pretty"), social attractiveness ("I think she could be a friend of mine") and task competence ("I have confidence in her ability to get a job done)" on a scale from 1 to 7, with one being "strongly disagree" and 7 being "strongly agree.
For whites, who are the least likely to feel confident in their physical appearance across all age groups, societal pressure to conform to conventional standards of physical attractiveness takes an even bigger toll.
In addition, they reasoned that overweight women would be discriminated against more than overweight men, on the basis that the physical attractiveness stereotype is more pronounced for women.
Elizabeth's physical attractiveness, simple innocence, curious nature, polite manners, shyness, and spiritual inner beauty are quickly noticed by Paula's friend Bruce, and by Saul Miller, the supervisor who helped her get a job at a store selling Amish products in the local community.
Some studies have found a relationship between certain physical activities and poorer physical self-concept, especially in relation to the perception of physical attractiveness and body satisfaction (Baile, Monroy, & Garay, 2005; Camacho, Fernandez, & Rodriguez, 2006; Fernandez, Contreras, Garcia, & Gonzalez, 2010).
1966); (2) individuals tend to select partners who match their level of attractiveness (Berscheid, DionElaine, & Walster, 1971; Feingold, 1988); and (3) for many features like physical attractiveness (but not the gender stereotypical attributes), individuals desire the highly attractive mates, even if their self-rating is low (Eastwick & Finkel, 2008; Fisman, Iyengar, Kamenica, & Simonson, 2006).
As the introduction explains, the book focuses primarily on figures from more recent history, whose physical attractiveness could be captured by photography, or at least a painted portrait.

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