Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

In Your Face
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Fish face: A brief tour of the face and its origins.- Seeing faces: How we recognize faces and why we like them.- A baby's bias: How we are attracted to faces from birth.- Beauty in balance: The proportions that really are universally attractive.- His and hers: How sex hormones influence our looks and our attraction to others.- The point of beauty: Why facial attractiveness matters in the long run.- Fit face: How our health is reflected in our faces.- Wither the face: On the cuteness of babies and the effects of time.- Faces with attitude: How the personality we seek in a partner guides our face tastes.- All in the family: How parents and peers shape our attraction to faces.- Love potions: Transforming attraction to love.- Epilogue.

Promotional Information

'Let's face it. David Perrett has written a truly compelling book. Chock full of science, but reader-friendly and entertaining. Now I have a new perspective on my own crooked smile and have learned many other fascinating things related to faces. Highly recommended.' Professor Joseph LeDoux, author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self. 'An engaging revelation of the biology and psychology behind facial beauty, but be warned: In Your Face may reveal some surprising truths about why we are attracted to others.' Bruce Hood, author of SuperSense and Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol. '[An] exuberant account from the frontiers of science.' - Human Givens

About the Author

DAVID PERRETT is Professor of Psychology at the University of St Andrews, UK and currently holds a British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship to work on the perception of health in faces. He received the 'Golden Brain' award for his discoveries about the way the brain processes faces and pioneered the use of computer graphics to study the perception of facial attributes such as beauty, health and personality. He is the editor of Processing the Facial Image and Brain Mechanisms for Perception and Memory: From Neuron to Behaviour.

Reviews

'Let's face it. David Perrett has written a truly compelling book. Chock full of science, but reader-friendly and entertaining. Now I have a new perspective on my own crooked smile and have learned many other fascinating things related to faces. Highly recommended.' Professor Joseph LeDoux, author of The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self. 'An engaging revelation of the biology and psychology behind facial beauty, but be warned: In Your Face may reveal some surprising truths about why we are attracted to others.' Bruce Hood, author of SuperSense and Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol. '[An] exuberant account from the frontiers of science.' - Human Givens

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling In Your Face: The new science of human attraction on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top