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The Oxford handbook of the psychology of appearance

Author: Nichola Rumsey; Diana Harcourt
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford library of psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We live in a society in which messages associating physical attractiveness with success and happiness are pervasive. This text gives an account of research, policy, and practice in psychological aspects of appearance, including the role of the media in shaping people's attitudes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford handbook of the psychology of appearance.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012937861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nichola Rumsey; Diana Harcourt
ISBN: 0191751049 9780191751042 0199580529 9780199580521 9780191628948 0191628948
OCLC Number: 829978671
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 717 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Setting the scene --
Who is affected by appearance concerns, in what way, and why? --
Appearance concerns across the lifespan --
Individual differences in adjustment and distress --
Consequences of appearance concerns --
Experiences of people who have a visible difference --
What needs to change and how can change be achieved? --
Societal interventions --
Interventions at an individual or group level --
Research issues --
Where do we go from here?
Series Title: Oxford library of psychology.
Other Titles: Psychology of appearance
Responsibility: edited by Nichola Rumsey and Diana Harcourt.

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