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Facial attractiveness data

Cite this dataset

Kanavakis, Georgios (2021). Facial attractiveness data [Dataset]. Dryad.


Facial appearance expresses numerous cues about physical qualities as well as psychosocial and personality traits. Attractive faces are recognized clearly when seen and are often viewed advantageously in professional, social and romantic relationships. On the other hand, self-perceived attractiveness is not well understood and has been mainly attributed to psychological and cognitive factors. Here we study a large young adult population (n = 601) to assess the effect of facial appearance on self-perceived facial attractiveness.