Physical Appearance and Gender: Sociobiological and Sociocultural Perspectives

Physical Appearance and Gender: Sociobiological and Sociocultural Perspectives

by Linda A. Jackson

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Overview

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.

Linda A. Jackson is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438407678
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 02/06/1992
Series: SUNY series, The Psychology of Women
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 326
File size: 591 KB

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

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 Introduction

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

Notes

References

Subject Index

Author Index

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