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Encyclopedia > Youthfulness
Morphed Hot or Not images showing the different levels of physical “attractiveness” of each age category.
Morphed Hot or Not images showing the different levels of physical “attractiveness” of each age category.

In evolutionary psychology, youthfulness, characterized by such factors as vigor, flexibility, bounciness, smooth body surfaces, babyfaceness, etc., is one of a number of traits, including averageness and symmetry, associated with health, physical attractiveness and beauty of a person or animal.[1] It is also hypothesized as a factor in both interpersonal attraction and interpersonal chemistry. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Rating sites. ... Evolutionary psychology (abbreviated ev-psych or EP) is a theoretical approach to psychology that attempts to explain certain mental and psychological traits—such as memory, perception, or language—as evolved adaptations, i. ... In evolutionary psychology, symmetry especially facial symmetry is one of a number of traits, including averageness and youthfulness, associated with health, physical attractiveness and beauty of a person or animal. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Many see natural beauty in the rose. ... In social psychology, interpersonal attraction is the attraction between people which leads to friendships and romantic relationships. ... In the fields of sociology, behavioral psychology, and evolutionary psychology, with specific reference to intimate relationships, romantic relationships, or friendships, interpersonal chemistry is a reaction between two people or the spontaneous reaction of two people to each other, especially a mutual sense of attraction or understanding. ...


In short, the one factor that has universal appeal is youthfulness. Youthfulness generally is associated with fertility. Men and women, however, have different fertility curves; subsequently, men and women age differently. Men, in some cases can continue to reproduce into their 70s, whereas for women, it is generally difficult to conceive past age 45. Outward physical appearance tends to exemplify inner fertility levels. In the early 20s, for example, the female breasts have become fully swollen, but have not yet begun to sag. Similarly, the age of maximum fecundity for the female, i.e. the age at which she is most likely to be successful at bringing her fetus to term is age 22.[2] Fecundity is the potential reproductive capacity of an organism or population, measured by the number of gametes (e. ...


In terms of mate trait desireabilities, aside from such common wants such as sincerity and faithfulness, "youthfulness" tops the list for men, whereas with women "economic capacity" is the highest rated.[3]


References

  1. ^ Rhodes, Gillian; Zebrowitz, Leslie, A. (2002). Facial Attractiveness - Evolutionary, Cognitive, and Social Perspectives. Ablex. ISBN 1567506364. 
  2. ^ Morris, Desmond (1997). The Human Sexes – A Natural History of Man and Woman. St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0312183119. 
  3. ^ Buss, David (1994). The Evolution of Desire. Basic Books. ISBN 0465021433. 

External links

  • Babyfaceness – Beauty Check

 
 

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