volume 121, issue 6, P1053-1071 2017
DOI: 10.1177/0033294117744560
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Abstract: Sensitivity to canons of beauty as represented in the human body-and as typically defined in the Western Culture-has been poorly studied in children. Current literature shows that infants as young as about three months are sensitive to the human body structure and its parts. Using a sample of 54 three- to five-year-old children, the present study investigated preference for drawings representing the "canonical" body structure, contrasting these with drawings showing the same bodies, but where the relation betw…

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