The Psychology and Biology of Beauty

Month: May 2013

The Psychology and Biology of Beauty

Issue 6, December 2002 Looking Good: The Psychology and Biology of Beauty Charles Feng Human Biology, Stanford University feng@jyi.org In ancient Greece, Helen of Troy, the instigator of the Trojan War, was the paragon of beauty, exuding a physical Model Cindy Crawford, an example of symmetry Image courtesy of www.cindy.com brilliance that would put Cindy Crawford to shame. Indeed, she was the toast of Athens, celebrated not for her kindness or her intellect, but for her physical perfection. But why did the Greek men find Helen, and other beautiful women, so intoxicating? In an attempt to answer this question, the philosophers of

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The Effects of Beauty: Does it Give You an Edge?

The Effects of Beauty Being Beautiful Definitely Gives You an Edge By Alyssa Kruse  • Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 11:11 AM Effects of beauty are almost outrageous in today’s society. People are constantly being judged  based upon their looks and being placed into categories of “attractive” and “unattractive” or simply, “pretty” and “ugly”.  Effects of beauty are mostly on teens or around the age where people start to grasp the very wrong but well known idea, that beauty is everything. Beauty affects everything; it affects your career and your life. Every day you have the feeling of being judged

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