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An investigation into the role of visual and auditory information in evaluations of attractiveness
Cullen, Brendan
THESIS 10693 Attraction is the initial basis on which the vast majorities of our friendships and relationships are formed. Information forjudging attractiveness can be derived from any sensory input however the greater part of the research concerning the subject has primarily focused on visual information, specifically the face and its physical characteristics. On a basic evolutionary level the physical characteristics of an attractive face, such as averageness or symmetry, can indicate the ability of that individual to tolerate environmental or genetic stressors making them a potentially desirable partner. However the evaluation of multiple sensory inputs as well as evaluation of non-physical information allows for a greater understanding of how attractiveness judgements are formed in reality.
Keyword(s): Psychology, Ph.D.; Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin
Publication Date:
2015
Type: Doctoral thesis
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Brendan Cullen, 'An investigation into the role of visual and auditory information in evaluations of attractiveness', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Psychology, 2015, pp 285
Publisher(s): Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Psychology
Supervisor(s): Newell, Fiona
First Indexed: 2017-02-24 06:41:59 Last Updated: 2017-02-24 06:41:59