Physical Appearance and Gender: Sociobiological and Sociocultural Perspectives available in Paperback
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- State University of New York Press
This book examines two kinds of research, research in social psychology and in clinical psychology, into the effects of physical appearance on person perception. Both are explored with the objective of identifying gender similarities and differences on the effects of physical appearance. The theoretical framework for integrating the two approaches is presented, with implications of this framework for future research, social change, and psychotherapy. The book demonstrates that gender must be considered in research on physical appearance effects.
About the Author
Linda A. Jackson is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
2 Theoretical Perspectives on the Gender-Appearance Relationship: The Sociobiological and Sociocultural Perspectives
3 Gender and the Interpersonal Implications of Facial Appearance
4 Gender and the Professional Implications of Facial Appearance
5 Gender and the Societal Implications of Facial Appearance
6 The Personal Consequences of Facial Appearance for Females and Males
7 Gender and the Implications of Body Appearance
8 The Personal Consequences of Body Appearance for Females and Males
9 Gender and the Importance of Physical Appearance: Some Conclusions