Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Beauty and Social Cognition

At the end of January I wrote about how sex sells in the post, Is Victoria's Secret Too Sexy For Their Own Good?: "Sex Sells."  I've put some additional thought into this topic and how cognitive thinking makes us react to certain types of beauty (If you don't know what cognitive thinking means read this post).

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

How many movies do you enjoy watching because the aesthetics are pleasing?

I love watching some movies just because of the era (I love the time of the French Revolution and the 1920's to 1960's). I enjoy watching any movie with Brad Pitt or Matthew McConnehey just because the actors are attractive. Other movies are great because of the love story like Serendipity, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, He's Just Not That Into You. I just love to see airplanes and fighter pilots in Top Gun. Some movies I enjoy the British accents (or just accents in general but Love Actually is great for this), and a select few are great for their interior design (Something's Gotta Give).