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← What is attractive - Intro to Psychology

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  1. Research on attraction shows that people find average and symmetrical faces
  2. more attractive than less average, less symmetrical faces. Now, by average, I
  3. don't mean common. I mean mathematically average. So, the size, shape, and
  4. location of facial features have to be the mathematical average of a
  5. population. So, you can't have a face that's too big or too small, or eyes that
  6. are too close together or too far apart. Now, why is it that we prefer
  7. symmetry? Well, symmetry can be an indicator of genetic fitness. That is, more
  8. symmetrical faces can be a sign of less genetic mutations, and thus a sign of
  9. good genetic health.