Facial attractiveness predicts longevity

Published on Sep 1, 2003in Evolution and Human Behavior3.067
· DOI :10.1016/S1090-5138(03)00036-9
Joshua J.A. Henderson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UW: University of Waterloo),
Jeremy M. Anglin6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UW: University of Waterloo)
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Abstract In the current investigation, 20 undergraduate students rated 50 high school yearbook photographs from the 1920s on two measures, attractiveness and perceived health. These measures were then correlated with each other and with the photographed subjects' longevity. Facial attractiveness was found to predict future longevity, but perceived health did not. The results are discussed in terms of sexual selection theory.
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