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ERIC Number: ED166571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Sexual Attractiveness of Males and Females.
Taylor, Peggy; And Others
The most important characteristics for females judging the attractiveness of males, and for males judging females, were eyes, body build and facial complexion. Previously, females tended to place less importance on physical components of attraction for both themselves and men. Possible interpretations are: (1) women have become more egalitarian with respect to their judgment of importance of physical characteristics, (2) women's attitudes may have changed so that they now view males as sexual objects, and (3) the importance of physical characteristics in judging the opposite sex may have increased in general so that the difference may reflect general societal changes. (BN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, August, 1978)