© 1985

The Physical Attractiveness Phenomena


Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 1-14
  3. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 15-41
  4. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 42-80
  5. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 81-114
  6. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 115-139
  7. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 140-182
  8. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 183-224
  9. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 225-244
  10. Gordon L. Patzer
    Pages 245-272
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 273-308

About this book


Physical attractiveness phenomena permeate society with somber ramifica­ tions. Correspondingly, practical applications of physical attractiveness phenomena are extensive. The consequence is that almost every person can benefit from knowledge about research on physical attractiveness. Such research material provides valuable information for persons established in their careers, as well as those preparing for a career. Similarly, parents at all stages of their life cycle should be cognizant of how physical attractiveness impacts the psychological and physiological development of children. Because no one is isolated from physical attractiveness phenomena, knowledge of this material should be imperative for everyone. This book consolidates research that specifically addresses physical attractiveness. The first summary was a classic review presented over 10 years ago (Berscheid & Walster, 1974). Since then the research literature has continued to grow, but no comprehensive review has again been published. Even though research summaries have been presented in a compilation of psychological abstracts (Cash, 1980), and in a discussion of stereotyping literature (Adams, 1982), the study of physical attractiveness phenomena is due for a comprehensive account and an analysis of the extensive, divergent research.


Stereotyp children knowledge

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Loyola Marymount UniversityLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Physical Attractiveness Phenomena
  • Authors Gordon L. Patzer
  • Series Title Perspectives in Social Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41783-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-0204-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-0202-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 320
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Personality and Social Psychology
    Sexual Behavior
    Sociology, general
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