By Thomas F. Cash
This scholarly paintings is the main entire latest source on human actual appearance—how people’s outer actual features and their internal perceptions and attitudes approximately their very own visual appeal (body picture) impact their lives. The encyclopedia’s 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by way of the world’s specialists from more than a few disciplines—social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The wide topical insurance during this necessary reference paintings contains: (1) vital theories, views, and ideas for realizing physique picture and visual appeal; (2) medical size of physique picture and actual attributes (anthropometry); (3) the advance and determinants of human visual appeal and physique snapshot over the lifespan: (4) How tradition and society affects the meanings of human visual appeal; (5) The psychosocial results of appearance-altering illness, harm, and visual transformations; (6) visual appeal self-change and self-management; (7) The prevention and remedy of physique snapshot difficulties, together with psychosocial and clinical interventions. Chapters are written in a fashion that's available and informative to a large viewers, together with the knowledgeable public, university and graduate scholars, and scientists and scientific practitioners. each one well-organized bankruptcy offers a thesaurus of definitions of any technical phrases and one more analyzing part of steered assets for persevered studying concerning the subject.
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- The Encyclopedia of physique picture and Human visual appeal is a different reference for a starting to be quarter of clinical inquiry
- It brings jointly in a single resource the study from specialists in quite a few fields interpreting this mental and sociological phenomenon
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