Psychology - Buss study - Alternative Evidence

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Alternative Evidence

Other cross-culture studies

Cunnigham et al (1995) found very close agreement across cultural groups when rating female physical attractiveness. In this study, recently arrived native Asian and Hispanic students and white Americans rated the attractiveness of Asian, Hispanic, black and white women in photographs. The mean correlation between groups in the attractiveness was +0.93.

Singh (1993) found that waist-to-hip ration was related to attractiveness across many cultures. Men prefer women who have a low WHR. The ideal is about 0.7. A woman with this WHR is likely to have a bottom, indicating good fat reserves for pregnancy and a narrow waist, indicatng that she is not pregnant. Thus the reason that a low WHR would be attractive is that it is a sign…


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