Color Cosmetics as a Feature of the Extended Human Phenotype
Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Nancy Etcoff is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Harvard Medical School, a faculty member of the Harvard University Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative, and a psychologist and Associate Researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry where she is the Director of the Program in Aesthetics and Well Being. After receiving her B.A. from Brown University, her M.Ed. from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. from Boston University, she was awarded a Sloan postdoctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT.
Dr. Etcoff has conducted research on emotion, well-being, beauty and the brain for over twenty five years and published in high impact academic journals such as Nature and Neuron, Her book, Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty (Doubleday, 1999; Anchor, 2000) has been published in over a dozen languages, and is the subject of a one-hour Discovery Channel program.
Nancy Etcoff’s work has been cited in The New York Times, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, 0, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Vogue, Fortune, Rolling Stone, The New York Review of Books, U.S. News and World Report, Wired, and many other magazines and newspapers. She has appeared as a guest on numerous international, national and local television programs in the United States including the Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show. She has appeared in several documentaries, including BeautyCultures by acclaimed photographer Lauren Greenfield, shown at the Annenberg Center for Photography in Los Angeles and The Tribeca Film Festival.