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Author Rumsey, Nichola.
Title The psychology of appearance / Nichola Rumsey and Diana Harcourt.
Imprint Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2005.

Author Rumsey, Nichola.
Series Health psychology
Health psychology.
Subject Body image -- Research.
Body image -- Psychological aspects.
Disfigured persons -- Psychology.
Disfigured persons -- Research.
Disfigured persons -- Rehabilitation.
Human body -- Social aspects.
Abnormalities -- psychology.
Body Image.
Beauty.
Prejudice.
Psychology, Social.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Alt Name Harcourt, Diana.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 237 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-225) and index.
Contents Cover -- Dedication -- TOC36;Contents -- Series editor39;s foreword -- Preface -- CH36;Chapter 1 Appearance matters58; the history of appearance research -- Judgements of beauty and the desirability of being attractive to others 8211; then and now -- Making judgements of morality and personality from physical features -- Reactions to visible differences -- The emergence of literature concerning the psychology of appearance -- Judgements made on the basis of physical appearance -- The relative impact of different aspects of appearance -- Chapter summary -- Discussion points -- Further reading -- CH36;Chapter 2 The challenges facing researchers in the area -- Underlying assumptions -- Sensitivities around appearance research -- Research funding -- Sampling and recruitment -- Conceptualizing participants as a homogenous group -- Comparison and control groups -- Timing of data collection -- Context of data collection -- Research methods -- The multiplicity of variables implicated in adjustment -- Theories and models -- Broadening the range of research methods -- Dissemination of research findings -- Conclusion -- Chapter summary -- Discussion points -- Further reading -- CH36;Chapter 3 Appearance and image issues for those without visible differences -- Concerns about appearance -- Appearance and lifespan issues -- Conclusion -- Chapter summary -- Discussion points -- Further reading -- CH36;Chapter 4 Psychological difficulties associated with visible difference -- Defining what is and is not a disfigurement -- The causes of visible difference -- What difficulties are associated with visible difference63; -- Conclusion -- Chapter summary -- Discussion points -- Further reading -- CH36;Chapter 5 Psychological predictors of vulnerability and resilience -- An alternative to the pathologizing approach -- Resilience -- Factors exacerbating or ameliorating distress -- Conclusion -- Chapter summary -- Discussion points -- Further reading -- CH36;Chapter 6 Current provision of support and intervention for appearance45;related concerns -- Support and intervention for the population as a whole -- Support and intervention for people with a visible difference -- The limitations of a biomedical approach -- Provision of psychosocial care -- Legal intervention -- Conclusion -- Chapter summary -- Discussion points -- Further reading -- CH36;Chapter 7 The potential for more effective support and intervention -- Interventions directed at the population as a whole -- Improving support for people with a visible difference -- School45;based interventions for those with a visible difference -- Towards a comprehensive system of care -- Conclusion -- Chapter summary -- Discussion points -- Further reading -- CH36;Chapter 8 Conclusions44; dilemmas and the challenges still ahead -- Challenges ahead -- Current dilemmas -- Further reading -- References -- IDX36;Index -- Last Page.
Summary Appearance-related concerns and distress are experienced by a significant proportion of people with visible disfigurements, and are also reaching epidemic proportions in the general population. In the light of these developments, this book includes: a comprehensive summary and critical evaluation of research and understanding concerning the psychology of appearance; a historical review of research to date; a review of the methodological challenges for researchers in this area; and an overview of current understanding of appearance-related concerns and distress in the general population and among those with acquired or congenital disfigurements such as burns, clefts of the lip and/or palate, scarring and acne.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0335212778
9780335212774
033521276X
9780335212767
9780335227686 (electronic bk.)
0335227686 (electronic bk.)
1280947853
9781280947858
0335212778 (hbk.)
033521276X (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780335212774
9780335212767
OCLC # 228172414
Additional Format Print version: Rumsey, Nichola. Psychology of appearance. Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2005 (DLC) 2006280348