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A comprehensive review of the biological factors influencing facial attractiveness. Singh, D. (1993). Adaptive significance of female physical attractiveness: Role of waist-to-hip ratio. —Seminal paper on the influence of the female waist-to-hip ratio on judgments of physical attractiveness. Swami, V. (2011). Love at first sight? Individual differences and the psychology of initial romantic attraction. In T. Chamorro-Premuzic, A. Furnham, & S. ), Handbook of individual differences. —A review of the literature on individual difference and personality traits that affect the attraction process.
A content analysis of 1920 magazine covers. Thompson, J. , & Stice, E. (2001). Thin-ideal internalization: Mounting evidence for a new risk factor for body-image disturbance and eating pathology. —A review presenting correlational, experimental, and prospective evidence for the role of internalization in body image and eating disturbance. Wertheim, E. , Paxton, S. , & Blaney, S. (2004). Risk factors for the development of body image disturbances. In J. K. ), Handbook of eating disorders and obesity (pp.
Notably, studies are organized by sex and developmental stage, as research suggests that these variables may significantly impact estimates of genetic effects (see below). 1, twin studies in adolescent and young adult females suggest moderate-to-large genetic influences on a range of body image problems. Heritability estimates were generally 50% or higher, suggesting that at least 50% of individual differences in body image problems within a population are due to genetic factors. Most studies controlled for body mass index (BMI) in analyses to ensure that the heritability of body image problems is not due to the well-known heritability of body weight.