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Waist-to-Hip Ratio as Supernormal Stimuli: Effect of Contrapposto Pose and Viewing Angle
University of Minho, Portugal.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Medicine and Optometry. University of Minho, Portugal.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3436-2010
Stillwater, USA.
University of Minho, Portugal.
2019 (English)In: Archives of Sexual Behavior, ISSN 0004-0002, E-ISSN 1573-2800, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In women, the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is an indicator of attractiveness, health, youthfulness, and reproductive potential. In the current study, we hypothesized that viewing angle and body postures influence the attractiveness of these forms based on the view dependency of WHR stimuli (vdWHR). Using eye tracking, we quantified the number of fixations and dwell time on 3D images of a female avatar in two different poses (standing and contrapposto) from eight viewing angles incrementing in 45 degrees of rotation. A total of 68 heterosexual individuals (25 men and 43 women) participated in the study. Results showed that the contrapposto pose was perceived as more attractive than the standing pose and that lower vdWHR sides of the stimuli attracted more first fixation, total fixations, and dwell time. Overall, the results supported that WHR is view-dependent and vdWHRs lower than optimal WHRs are supernormal stimuli that may generate peak shifts in responding. Results are discussed in terms of the attractiveness of women’s movements (gaits and dance) and augmented artistic presentations.

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Springer, 2019. p. 1-11
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
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Natural Science, Optometry; Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85648DOI: 10.1007/s10508-019-01486-zOAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-85648DiVA, id: diva2:1327625
Available from: 2019-06-19 Created: 2019-06-19 Last updated: 2019-07-24

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