Article

Setting The Scene: Summary and Synthesis

Diana Harcourt and Nichola Rumsey

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199580521
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199580521.013.0011
Setting The Scene: Summary and Synthesis

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This article provides a summary and synthesis of Section I of this book. It considers the emerging themes from this section, including the influences on changing societal and cultural norms over time, the importance of people's subjective perceptions and experiences of their appearance, the influence of gatekeepers to care, and the implications that the myriad of factors influencing appearance concerns have for theory in this field.

Keywords: appearance psychology; social currency; subjective perspective; objective perspective; gatekeepers; media

Article.  1575 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.