Why we study appearance

Our members talk about why they study the psychosocial aspects of appearance. Recent research findings and the reality of "beauty myths" are discussed.

The influence of the media is considered, including the impact of the 'thin ideal' for female models and the 'muscular ideal' for males. The importance of researching body image is explained, along with the effect this can have on an individual's psychological and physical health.

View our video below to hear why our members study appearance:

Centre for Appearance Research video

The video below explains more about the work that takes place at the Centre for Appearance Research:

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