8 Psychological Reasons That Make You Attractive

Hello, Psych2goers! Have you ever thought about what makes certain people attractive? Well, today, we’re here to help unravel that mystery just a little bit. There are actually psychological reasons that explain why we may find certain people attractive, and you might be surprised to learn that a lot of factors have nothing to do with what you see in the mirror. Need a confidence boost? Here are some of the psychological reasons why you’re more attractive than you think!

We also made a video on what makes a person unattractive too. Here’s the link if you want to check that out as well: https://youtu.be/lF0a6JhKMNw

Writer: Ria Parikh
Script Editor: Morgan Franz
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Tris Canimo
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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