Beautiful Women: Socio-Demographic Analysis of Representation



The article discusses the features of female representations of a beautiful woman with different socio-demographic characteristics. Distinguished performance features of the socio-demographic status of a beautiful woman, but also analyzes the description of the physical components of the external appearance and personality characteristics of a beautiful woman. The results of empirical research are presented.

General Information

Keywords: woman, beauty, socio-demographic status, representation.

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Pogontseva D.V. Beautiful Women: Socio-Demographic Analysis of Representation. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2011. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 73–82. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


  1. Bodalev A. A. Psihologiya obsheniya. Izbrannye psihologicheskie trudy. M., 2002.
  2. Labunskaya V. A. Ne yazyk tela, a yazyk dushi! Psihologiya neverbal'nogo vyrazheniya lichnosti. Rostov n/D, 2009.
  3. Pogonceva D. V. Predstavleniya sovremennoi molodezhi o vneshnei krasote zhen­shiny // Rossiiskii psihologicheskii zhurnal. 2008. T. 5. № 4.
  4. Dolinski D. Psychologia reklamy. Gdansk, 2005.
  5. Felson R. B., Bohrnstedt G. W. «Are the Good Beautiful or the Beautiful Good?» The relationship between children's perception of ability and perceptions of physical attrac­tiveness // Social Psychology Quarterly. 1979. Vol. 42. № 4.
  6. Hamermesh D., Parker A. Beauty in the classroom: instructors' pulchritude and putative pedagogical productivity // Economics of Education Review. 2005. Vol. 24. № 4.
  7. Olson I. R., Marshuetz C. Facial Attractiveness Is Appraised in a Glance // Emotion. 2005. Vol. 5. № 4.

Information About the Authors

Darya V. Pogontseva, PhD in Psychology, lecturer at the Social psychology chair of the Southern Federal University, Russia, e-mail:



Total: 9859
Previous month: 79
Current month: 57


Total: 1473
Previous month: 4
Current month: 2