The Social Psychology of Facial Appearance

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This volume in the Springer Series in Social Psychology examines the role of facial appearance in social behavior focusing on types of behavior such as persuasion and criminality, as well as on such contexts of social interactions as school and the workplace. The authors also include a discussion of adults' reactions to infants' facial appearance and of the age at which children can discriminate facial attractiveness and demonstrate prejudiced behavior. The most recent research on facial disfigurement and the ...
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Overview

This volume in the Springer Series in Social Psychology examines the role of facial appearance in social behavior focusing on types of behavior such as persuasion and criminality, as well as on such contexts of social interactions as school and the workplace. The authors also include a discussion of adults' reactions to infants' facial appearance and of the age at which children can discriminate facial attractiveness and demonstrate prejudiced behavior. The most recent research on facial disfigurement and the arguments revolving around the role that psychology can play in discouraging facial prejudice are treated at length. The Social Psychology of Facial Appearance collates for the first time, at an advanced level, psychologists' findings in the field over recent decades.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461283485
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Series in Social Psychology
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction.- The Role of Facial Appearance in Liking, Dating and Marriage.- The Effects of Facial Appearance in Persuasion, Politics, Employment, and Advertising.- Facial Appearance and the Criminal Justice System.- The Effects of Facial Appearance in the Educational System.- The Effects of Children's Facial Appearance on Adults and the Effects of Facial Appearance on Children.- The Social Psychology of Facial Disfigurement.- How can Psychologists Help Those Disadvantaged by Their Facial Appearance?- Some Final Remarks.- References.- Author Index.- Subject Index.

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