chapter  8
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A.THEIRPHYSIQUE InanexperimentbySymonds,1inAmerica,on'SexDifferencesin theLifeProblemsandInterestsofAdolescents',784HighSchool boysand857girlsrankedfifteen'majorareasoflifeconcern' accordingtotheirinterestinreadingordiscussionofthem.The largestsexdifferencewasintheplacegiventopersonalattractiveness, which:wasplaced,onanaverage,fifthbythegirlsandeightbythe boys.Nofiguresseemtobeavailableforratingofpersonalattractivenessinrelationtothegirls'ownpersonalcharm,asjudgedbythe group;thewriter'shypothesiswouldbeaninverseratio-thelessa girl'spersonalattractivenessthegreaterherpreoccupationwithit.