Perception of female buttocks and breast size in profile

Furnham, Adrian and Swami, Viren (2007) Perception of female buttocks and breast size in profile. Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal, 35 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0301-2212

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This study looked at the contribution of breast size and buttock size on ratings of female physical attractiveness in profile. A total of 114 British undergraduates rated 9 silhouettes with 3 varying levels of breast size and 3 levels of buttock size. Results showed significant main effects of breast size (with an overall preference for small breasts) but not of buttock size. Gender of the participants did not have a significant effect on the variables, although there was a significant interaction of breast and buttock size. The findings suggest that variables such as breast size are minor cues of female physical attractiveness.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 19 May 2008 08:33
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2009 10:19

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