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Advances in Psychological Science    2016, Vol. 24 Issue (7) : 1130-1138     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.01130
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Facial attractiveness and mate value: An evolutionary psychology perspective
XU Hua-wei; NIU Dun; LI Qian
(Department of Psychology, Qufu Normal University, Qufu 273165, China)
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Abstract  

Facial attractiveness indicates the aesthetic evaluation of human faces. From the perspective of evolutionary psychology, facial attractiveness is a cue for mate value, which is the central working hypothesis of research on facial attractiveness. In this article, we review relevant studies on the relationship between facial attractiveness and mate value, particularly those studies that focus on factors influencing facial attractiveness, including sexual dimorphism, fluctuating asymmetry and facial adiposity.

Keywords facial attractiveness      mate value      sexual dimorphism      fluctuating asymmetry      facial adiposity     
Corresponding Authors: NIU Dun, E-mail: imuf@sina.com   
Issue Date: 15 July 2016
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XU Hua-wei,NIU Dun,LI Qian. Facial attractiveness and mate value: An evolutionary psychology perspective[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2016, 24(7): 1130-1138.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2016.01130     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2016/V24/I7/1130
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