Predicting female attractiveness: a second look at thinness and waist-to-hip ratio
Authors: DeSoto, M. Catherine; Kopp, Katie J.
Source: Psychology, Evolution & Gender, Volume 5, Number 2, August 2003 , pp. 83-88(6)
Abstract:The idea that a 0.7 WHR is preferred was challenged by Puhl and Boland (2001). Their study found that a model with a 0.86 WHR was rated as more attractive than a model with a 0.7 WHR. This study examined the stimuli used by Puhl and Boland for the extent to which the photographs used portray the actual true shape differential of the models.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls IA USA
Publication date: August 1, 2003