Physical appearance changes across adulthood—men

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Abstract

This scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance - how people's outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. The encyclopedia's 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by the world's experts from a range of disciplines-social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The extensive topical coverage in this valuable reference work includes: important theories, perspectives, and concepts for understanding body image and appearance; scientific measurement of body image and physical attributes (anthropometry); the development and determinants of human appearance and body image over the lifespan: how culture and society influences the meanings of human appearance; the psychosocial effects of appearance-altering disease, damage, and visible differences; appearance self-change and self-management; and, the prevention and treatment of body image problems, including psychosocial and medical interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance
EditorsThomas Cash
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherElsevier B.V.
ISBN (Electronic)9780123849267
ISBN (Print)9780123849250
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • body image
  • men's health
  • adulthood

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    McPherson, K. (2012). Physical appearance changes across adulthood—men. In T. Cash (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance Elsevier B.V.. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780123849250