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"I Don't Like the Way I Look": the Psychological Consequences of Appearance Norms

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Duration: 0:52:15 | Added: 02 Jul 2014
Societal interest in 'looks' has a long history. Until recently, this interest has been considered largely benign: however, norms of appearance have become progressively more extreme and are now unattainable for the vast majority of people.

Nichola Rumsey summarises research evidence charting the extensive and damaging impacts of dissatisfaction with appearance on physical and psychological health and the negative consequences for children, young people and adults in key areas of living including social, educational & vocational functioning.

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