Palestra : Selected aspects of human male physical attractiveness - 29/11/2012, das 9h às 12h Imprimir E-mail
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Palestrante:  Vit Trebicky

Doutorando em Biologia Teórica na Faculdade de Ciências da Charles University, Praga – República Tcheca.

Local: Sala 20 -  bloco B



Resumo: Recent research has repeatedly shown that physical attractiveness plays an important role in our everyday life. People are treated differently on the basis of their physical appearance and from an evolutionary point of view physical attractiveness is a key factor in mate selection as being a cue of an individual's mate value and genetic qualities. Studies have shown that the highest attractiveness ratings tend to be given to male physiques with higher level of development of muscle mass and a V‐shaped upper body part. Such a physique could indicate a high level of physical fitness and health of its owner which can serve as cues to the man's qualities as a mating partner.

In this talk I will show theoretical basis of research of physical attractiveness from evolutionary perspective, e.g. adaptationist approach and concept of communication in biological evolution, and which traits of human male physique are currently in research focus (e.g. body height, body constitution, body hairs, external genitalia). However, results of the previous studies are inconclusive due to insufficient theoretical approaches, methods and stimuli employed. All these aspects of previous research will be stressed out, discussed, and new possibilities will be proposed.



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