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Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty

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What is beauty? Why are some people considered more beautiful than others? Written by a practising psychologist who has been researching the ... Show synopsis

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Micheleclaire42

A leg up

by Micheleclaire42 on Jan 25, 2008

Ms Etcoff does an admirable job of reviewing the studies relating to good looks and whether having beauty gives one an advantage. She also addresses the question whether there is any objective standard of beauty that crosses cultural and ethnic divides. It is very interesting to learn of the attributes that give a man or woman an initial advantage in our own culture - e.g. most CEOs are taller than average. Although this book is based on academic work, it is written in a most accessible style.

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