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Oxford handbook of the psychology of appearance

Author: Nichola Rumsey; Diana Harcourt
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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We live in a society in which messages associating physical attractiveness with success and happiness are pervasive.This book gives a detailed, authoritative account of research, policy, and practice  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nichola Rumsey; Diana Harcourt
ISBN: 9780199580521 0199580529 9780198723226 0198723229
OCLC Number: 1029090205
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: xviii, 717 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Setting The Scene: Overview / Nichola Rumsey / Diana Harcourt --
2.Appearance And Society / Nichola Rumsey / Diana Harcourt --
3.Embodiment And Appearance / Hannah Frith --
4.Cross-Cultural Differences / Malcolm Maclachlan / Grainne Ni Mháille / Pamela Gallagher / Deirdre Desmond --
5.Challenges In Healthcare Provision In The United Kingdom / Hannah Falvey --
6.Challenges In Healthcare Provision In The United States / Esther L.E. Hansen / Peter E.M. Butler --
7.Challenges In Healthcare Provision In Resource-Poor Countries / Valerie Lemaine / Andrea Pusic --
8.Biomedical Technologies And Appearance / Tom Potokar / Patricia Price --
9.Researching Appearance: Models, Theories, And Frameworks / Julie Kent --
10.Setting The Scene: Summary And Synthesis / Andrew R. Thompson --
11.Who Is Affected By Appearance Concerns, In What Way, And Why?: Overview / Diana Harcourt / Nichola Rumsey Note continued: Section 2.1 Appearance Concerns Across The Lifespan / Diana Harcourt / Nichola Rumsey --
12.Appearance In Childhood And Adolescence / Diana Harcourt / Nichola Rumsey --
13.Appearance In Adulthood / Linda Smolak --
14.Appearance In Later Life / Marika Tiggemann / Julie Slevec --
Section 2.2 Individual Differences In Adjustment And Distress / Lucie Baker / Eyal Gringart --
15.Gender / Lucie Baker / Eyal Gringart --
16.Lesbian, Gay, And Bisexual Sexualities: Appearance And Body Image / Helen J. Fawkner --
17.Culture And Ethnicity / Caroline Huxley / Nikki Hayfield --
18.Influence Of The Media / Habib Naqvi / Krysia Saul --
19.The Role Of The Family / Emma Halliwell / Phillippa C. Diedrichs --
20.Influence Of Peers / Rebecca Bellew --
21.Adult Psychosocial Adjustment To Visible Differences: Physical And Psychological Predictors Of Variation / Lina A. Ricciardelli / David Mellor Note continued: Section 2.3 Consequences Of Appearance Concerns / Timothy P. Moss / Ben Rosser --
22.Appearance And Exercise / Timothy P. Moss / Ben Rosser --
23.Understanding The 'Too Fat' Body And The 'Too Thin' Body: A Critical Psychological Perspective / James Byron-Daniel --
24.Appearance Concerns, Dietary Restriction, And Disordered Eating / Irmgard Tischner / Helen Malson --
25.Cosmetic Procedures / Victoria Lawson --
Section 2.4 Experiences Of People Who Have A Visible Difference / Canice E. Crerand / Leanne Magee / David B. Sarwer --
26.Congenital Conditions / Canice E. Crerand / Leanne Magee / David B. Sarwer --
27.Trauma-With Special Reference To Burn Injury / Kristin Billaud Feragen --
28.Visible Difference Associated With Disease: Skin Conditions / Julie Wisely / Sarah Gaskell --
29.When Treatment Affects Appearance / Christine Bundy Note continued: 30.Who Is Affected By Appearance Concerns, In What Way, And Why?: Summary And Synthesis / Heidi Williamson / Melissa Wallace --
31.What Needs To Change And How Can Change Be Achieved?: Overview / Nichola Rumsey / Diana Harcourt --
Section 3.1 Societal Interventions / Nichola Rumsey / Diana Harcourt --
32.The Role Of The Media / Nichola Rumsey / Diana Harcourt --
33.Persuading The Public: New Face Values For The 21st Century / Barrie Gunter --
34.Changing Provision Of Healthcare Settings In The United Kingdom / James Partridge --
35.Interventions For Families And Healthcare Professionals / Julia Cadogan --
36.Regulation Of Cosmetic Surgery / Sue Brown --
Section 3.2 Interventions At An Individual Or Group Level / Alex Clarke --
37.School-Based Interventions To Promote Positive Body Image And The Acceptance Of Diversity In Appearance / Alex Clarke --
38.Therapeutic Interventions: Evidence Of Effectiveness / Phillippa C. Diedrichs / Emma Halliwell Note continued: 39.Computer-Based Psychosocial Interventions / Elizabeth Jenkinson --
40.Using Appearance Concerns To Promote Health / Alyson Bessell --
41.What Needs To Change And How Can Change Be Achieved?: Summary And Synthesis / Sarah Grogan / Daniel Masterson --
42.Research Issues: Overview / Diana Harcourt / Nichola Rumsey --
43.Methodological Issues In The Study Of Body Image And Appearance / Diana Harcourt / Nichola Rumsey --
44.Using Retrospective Approaches In The Study Of Disfigurement / Ross Krawczyk / Jessie Menzel / J. Kevin Thompson --
45.Mixed Methods: The Best Of Both Worlds? / Martin Persson --
46.Methodological Choices: Online Research / Emma Dures --
47.Using Novel Methods In Appearance Research / Neil S. Coulson --
48.Promoting Participation And Involvement In Appearance Research / Diana Harcourt --
49.Research Issues: Summary And Synthesis / Amanda Bates --
50.The Psychology Of Appearance: The Future / Nichola Rumsey / Diana Harcourt.
Other Titles: Handbook of the psychology of appearance
Psychology of appearance
Responsibility: edited by Nichola Rumsey, Diana Harcourt.


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