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Intelligence and physical attractiveness

Kanazawa, Satoshi ORCID: 0000-0003-3786-8797 (2011) Intelligence and physical attractiveness. Intelligence, 39 (1). pp. 7-14. ISSN 0160-2896

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.intell.2010.11.003


This brief research note aims to estimate the magnitude of the association between general intelligence and physical attractiveness with large nationally representative samples from two nations. In the United Kingdom, attractive children are more intelligent by 12.4 IQ points (r = .381), whereas in the United States, the correlation between intelligence and physical attractiveness is somewhat smaller (r = .126). The association between intelligence and physical attractiveness is stronger among men than among women in both nations. The association remains significant net of a large number of control variables for social class, body size, and health. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Divisions: Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 10:29
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:41

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