Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder
Hi Friends.....I am Joy . I am from Bangladesh...My institute is National Ideal Collage..Now I am Student.But In future....I want to be a Artist..
There's no way to avoid it. In this world, you better be handsome. At all ages and in all walks of life, attractive people are judged more favorably, treated better, and are looser. Mothers give attractive babies more affection. Teachers favor the most attractive students and judge them as smarter. Attractive adults are paid more for their work and are more successful in dating and mating. And juries are less likely to find attractive people guilty and recommend lighter punishments when they do
Many factors can influence personal attractiveness: the way you dress, the way you act, the way you behave, even things that are difficult or impossible to change, such as social status and wealth, race and the size and shape of the body. But the first thing we notice when we meet someone is their face. There are faces that launch a thousand ships, and faces that only a mother could love, and we are extremely tuned to tell the difference. The brain, among its many other functions, is a beauty detector The brain is such a god beauty detector, in fact, that it can judge the attractiveness of a face before you even know you've seen it. When participants in a recent study were presented with attractive and unattractive faces for just 13 milliseconds, they were able to accurately judge the attractiveness of the faces (that is, based on the experimenter ratings), although they were unaware of the stimuli. and they felt like they were just guessing (Olson & Marshuetz, 2005). There is no doubt that beauty (which here means both male and female attractiveness) is to some extent in the eye of the beholder, but across individuals and across cultures there is nevertheless considerable agreement about what makes a pretty or handsome face, and the evidence strongly counters the conventional wisdom that attractiveness preferences are mainly acquired through life experience. For one thing, the beauty bias is already present in infancy. Six-month-olds prefer to look at the same relatively attractive faces that adults do (Rubenstein, Kalakanis, & Langlois, 1999).
Truth in Beauty
The question is, is beauty really only skin deep, or does an attractive face really reflect the underlying good qualities? Somehow, the stereotype that "beautiful is good" remains. Evolutionary psychology holds that faces are actually windows to certain fundamental and important characteristics that indicate the quality of a person as a romantic partner and as a couple: qualities of health and genes, and even character.
Among the most important and consistent factors in facial attractiveness are the structural qualities of the face that are very typical of sex. An attractive man, in the eyes of the women participating in the experiment, is generally one with relatively prominent cheekbones and brow ridges and a relatively long lower face. Similarly, prominent cheekbones, large eyes, small nose, higher forehead, smooth skin, and a young or even boyish overall appearance add to the attractiveness of women in the eyes of male raters. Our faces are sculpted by our hormones. These facial features typical of the sex of adult men and women reflect the ratio of testosterone to estrogen or estrogen to testosterone, respectively, acting on the individual during development. We are hardwired to be drawn to strong indicators of masculinity (for women) and femininity (for men) in part because they reflect an individual's health (Fink & Penton-Voak, 2002). The reason why hormones equate to health is somewhat contradictory. High levels of sex hormones during puberty actually suppress the immune system, increasing vulnerability to disease and infection. It sounds bad. But when a person with a particularly "masculine" or "feminine" face reaches adulthood with all of their health intact, it means that the person has resisted the potentially debilitating influence of those high hormones. In other words, it means a more robust constitution.
Beauty is unfair. Not everyone can be born with good genes. Not everyone can be born symmetrical. Not everyone can be born attractive, well, normal. But, obviously, there are many factors that contribute to attractiveness that are potentially within our control.
Getting enough restful sleep is something everyone can do to increase their beauty quotient. A group of Swedish and Dutch researchers conducted an experiment in which observers rated the attractiveness (as well as the health) of participants who were photographed after a period of sleep deprivation and after a good night's sleep (Axelsson, 2010 ). Not surprisingly, people deprived of sleep were rated significantly less attractive than those who were rested. They were also rated as less healthy.
So here is the timeless message of psychological science: be beautiful, or as beautiful as you can. Smile and sleep and do everything you can to make your face reward. Among its other social benefits, attractiveness invites people to learn what it is made of, in ways other than genetic fitness. According to a new study from the University of British Columbia (Lorenzo, Biesanz & Human, 2010), attractive people are actually judged more accurately, at least, closer to a subject's self-ratings, than less attractive people, because they attract others to go beyond the initial impression. "People judge a book by its cover," write the researchers, "but a beautiful cover invites further reading." œ