The Lorenz theory of beauty

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2002 Oct;1(3):131-6. doi: 10.1046/j.1473-2165.2002.00038.x.


Konrad Lorenz's theory of beauty is developed in detail. To elicit a protective desire, an adult's face must display childlike traits or expressions, called beauty. The emotion of beauty is subjective. The personality and the qualities of the individuals also relevant. In those who feel this emotion, it is largely influenced by the emotions of their earlier life.

MeSH terms

  • Beauty*
  • Human Body*
  • Humans