In this regard, body image may include an evaluation of one's overall physical attractiveness
as well as evaluations of various parts of the body (e.g., genitals and buttocks).
But then Portia goes and falls for Bassanio whose sole attribute appears to be his physical attractiveness
. We know he is a wastrel.
More generally, the focus on WCR as a measure of upper-body muscularity in the present study may in fact have masked other important characteristics of male physical attractiveness
. A brief anecdote serves to illustrate this more vividly: following debriefing, some participants suggested that they were particular drawn to an image's limb (in particular, arm) muscularity, rather than the shape of the torso.
is considered very relevant by adolescents and also a very significant factor in determining the levels of males' and females' global self-esteem (Harter, 1992; Mathes & Kahn, 1975; Rosenberg, 1986).
In addition, it is of especial importance that this study made no attempt to evaluate the effect that hunger might have on facial attractiveness, and future studies should certainly consider this variable given its importance in overall physical attractiveness
Although the role of physical attractiveness
in career decisions has received fairly strong research support (Hosoda, Stone-Romero, & Coats, 2003), the role of image has received limited attention from academics.
Several experiments have revealed that feeling self-focused and self-aware in the presence of others can greatly impact a person's sense of physical attractiveness
and self-evaluations (Thornton & Moore, 1993), the expression of their personal beliefs (Chang, Tai Hau, & Mei Gou 2001; Scheier, 1980; Wicklund & Duval, 1971), their level of shyness and social dysfunction (Bruch, Hamer, & Heimberg, 1995), and their individuation and feeling uncomfortably distinct from others (Ickes, Layden, & Barnes, 1978).
And there are many research studies that show that in people, physical attractiveness
confers many useful benefits.
A big factor in any endorsement's success is physical attractiveness
.``To be good looking as well as talented is useful.
A team led by Nick Neave, an evolutionary psychologist at Northumbria University, sought to establish whether different prenatal testosterone levels and the different faces they mould had any effect on a man's personality or physical attractiveness
"Yanowitz's evidence permits the inference that Wiswall would not have ordered the employee fired if she had been a man, simply because a man's physical attractiveness
would not have been an issue," Gemello wrote.
Children who are the frequent victims of relational aggression are more at risk for depression and a poor self-concept in the areas of social relationships and physical attractiveness
. Both victims and aggressors are at greater risk for substance uses, lack of school connectedness, and maladaptive eating behaviors.