CS202 March 7, 2011
Objective forms of communication. Physical characteristics and clothing and
What is its position on the question of whether beauty is or is not univarsal.
Do you agree with this position?
Some universal rules of beauty.
Ideal for baby, is scrunched face and small and helpless look. Good-looking babies,
they stay good looking. Baby faced features remain attractive, but in a sexually
attractive way. Two largest predictors in women are youth and health, full lips, and
clear skin. Age range in max beauty? Youthful features exercises sexual
attractiveness. Cupids bow lip=baby, and lower jaw is round. She has high check
bones = adult.
Make up were used in Egypt.
They all attention to be on one area of the face. Bedroom eyes. Lips become full and
redder. Make up makes us look healthier and younger.
Runners with symmetric ears run faster than ones with asymmetrical. If your ears
are more symmetrical, then your body is more symmetrical.
Skin can be a reference of a person.
Pythagoras and Devinci found a math equation for the best beauty. 1:1.618. Actually
works. See all over the body. Pentagons are the most beautiful.
More hair= younger.
The Human Face: Problems
Older men do the talking
People in the beauty indutries do most of the talking
When there are a disagreement from the scientists, Elizabeth Hurly and other
women seem to makes a strong claims, and the fashion people and disagree
with the men.
Evolutionary arguments reduce human interaction to heterosexual mating
for the purpose of procreation.
Video tends to reflect the value and nature of beauty in a consumer society
obsessed with youth.
Result is female beauty is objectified. Like the 2D mask, and the beauty of
interaction with people. It carries a bias of our current consumer-oriented
culture: youthful beauty is the ideal. Underplays the historical evidence of beauty. Models in the 1950s were
round age 40 and were deemed beautiful.
Those aspects of our face and body that are relatively consistent throughout
a communicative exchange
We all know that humans are concerned with their appearance and the
appearance of others.
Physical characteristics are taken as indications of beauty.
Physical attractiveness plays an influential role in determing responces in
We initially responed more favourable to those we precieve as more
We judge people we perceive as attractive, as more successful and having a
Attractiveness and childhood:
Small children look longer at women who are considered more children
More popular= more attractive=more intelligent
Studies that have proven this are done in many different situation and times.
Self fulfilling prophecy happens and so they seem to more often help the
children who are attractive.
Pitfalls of attractiveness
Being seen as only attractive: whether you have other skills or not.
People think that the achievemet of attractive people are a product of their
Can be perceived to be vain, egotistical, snobbish, unsympathetic to those
less fortunate than themselves.
Still, an overwhelming amount of research suggest that it is a social benefit.
Human body and physical attraction:
1. Body type:
3 main body typ