Beauty in the eye of the Beholder

Looking Good: The Psychology and Biology of Beauty

Beauty can be defined as the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.  Beauty can be looked at as a biological/psychological view or a sociological view. Many factors can contribute to a woman's beauty for example symmetry. In a test babies spent more time looking at individuals with faces that were symmetrical as opposed to those that are asymmetrical.Aside from symmetry, males in Western cultures generally prefer females with a small jaw, a small nose, large eyes, and defined cheekbones - features often described as "baby faced", that resemble an infant's. Both males and females prefer a face in which the forehead and jaw are in vertical alignment. On a more psychological note a women perceptions of beauty actually change throughout the month.

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