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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Physical Attractiveness and Romantic Relationships: A Review

  • Open or CloseLamy L*

    Professor of Social Psychology, Paris University, France

    *Corresponding author:Lamy L, Professor of Social Psychology, Paris University, France

Submission: February 14, 2020;Published: February 19, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2020.03.000566

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume3 Issue4


The aim of this article is to present an argument on the physical attractiveness-love linkage. It contributes to the discussion as to whether beauty is enough to inspire love, or it is only associated with preferences for an ideal partner. Next, we summarize the studies demonstrating the effects of beauty illusions on romantic relationships. Finally, we present the evolutionary and socio-cultural interpretations on the meaning of physical attractiveness.

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