Beauty and intelligence may - or may not - be related

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Title: Beauty and intelligence may - or may not - be related
Authors: Denny, Kevin
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Date: 4-Feb-2008
Online since: 2009-04-29T16:13:22Z
Abstract: In a recent paper, Kanazawa and Kovar (2004) assert that given certain empirical regularities about assortative mating and the heritability of intelligence and beauty, that it logically follows that more intelligent people are more beautiful. It is argued here that this “theorem” is false and that the evidence does not support it.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Series/Report no.: UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series; WP/2/2008
Copyright (published version): 2008 Geary Institute
Subject LCSH: Aesthetics
Interpersonal attraction
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Economics Research Collection

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