Baby face


Baby face

Baby face is a quality of human facial appearance. It is the retention of juvenile facial features through puberty and adulthood.

These visual facial features are:

* Small head
* Curved forehead
* Facial elements (eyes, nose, mouth) located relatively low
* Large, round eyes
* Small, short nose
* Round cheeks
* Small chin

Psychological and social research on facial attractiveness has pointed out that the presence of childlike facial features increases attractiveness.

A prototype for a "child woman" is Jean Harlow. Some researchers claim that the reason why childlike women are perceived as being more attractive is a biological one: Evolutionary biologists argue that men have a reproductive advantage when preferring young women as mating partners since they are likely to be healthy and still having a long period of fertility ahead of them. Thus, he can have many children with young women which means that he can successfully pass on his genes to his descendants.

Babyfaceness appears throughout humanity, within all human races and nationalities. But its occurrence is not uniform throughout as there is a variability in how prevalent it is.

ee also

*Neoteny
*Pedomorphosis
*Sexual selection
*Cuteness

References

* [http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/phil_Fak_II/Psychologie/Psy_II/beautycheck/english/kindchenschema/kindchenschema-exp.htm]
* http://digilander.libero.it/linguaggiodelcorpo/beauty4/


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