Appearance in Later Life

Lucie Baker and Eyal Gringart

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199580521
Published online December 2012 | | DOI:
Appearance in Later Life

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This article reports on a four-year study (2007–2010) in which an integrative model of body image and a quantitative measure was developed with which body image satisfaction in older adulthood was investigated. It argues that body image is a significant concern to older adults. Further, it proposes that body image dissatisfaction in older adulthood is psychologically injurious.

Keywords: body image; satisfaction; older adults; image dissatisfaction

Article.  4764 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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