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The Resource Looks : why they matter more than you ever imagined, Gordon L. Patzer

Looks : why they matter more than you ever imagined, Gordon L. Patzer

Label
Looks : why they matter more than you ever imagined
Title
Looks
Title remainder
why they matter more than you ever imagined
Statement of responsibility
Gordon L. Patzer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: We all know one hard and undeniable truth: Physical beauty comes with tremendous power, and tremendous benefits. Those who possess it are generally luckier in love, more likely to be popular, and more apt to get better grades in school. But very few of us realize just how much looks affect every aspect of our lives. Recent studies document that people blessed with good looks earn about 10% more than their average-looking colleagues. They are also more likely to get hired and promoted at work. What exactly is this "physical attractiveness" phenomenon and how does it affect each and every one of us? Dr. Gordon L. Patzer has devoted the last 30 years to investigating this unsettling phenomenon for both women and men, and how it touches every part of our lives. In Looks, he reveals not only its impact on romance, but also on family dynamics, performance in school, career, courtroom proceedings, politics and government. Looks is the first book to explore how the power of beauty affects both sexes and how the rise of reality TV shows, cosmetic surgery, and celebrity culture have contributed to our culture's overall obsession with being beautiful. Unflinching and topical, Looks uncovers the sometimes ugly truth about beauty and its profound effects on all our lives
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patzer, Gordon L
Dewey number
306.4/613
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1151
LC item number
.P375 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Human body
  • Sexual attraction
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Human body
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Sexual attraction
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Human body
  • Sexual attraction
Label
Looks : why they matter more than you ever imagined, Gordon L. Patzer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0725/2007033524.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Looks, lookism, and the media -- Older than civilization -- Pass the genes, please : how looks drive dating, courtship, and marriage -- As the twig is bent : how attractiveness affects family dynamics -- Readin', ritin', rithmetic 'n' ridicule -- The job is looking good -- Rendering judgment : how looks affect courtroom results -- Physiognomy and public service -- Seeing is believing -- The dark side of physical attractiveness -- What price for good looks? -- The big business of beauty -- Epilogue: Rising above the effects of lookism
Control code
ocn154772609
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780814480540
Lccn
2007033524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154772609
  • (OCoLC)154772609
Label
Looks : why they matter more than you ever imagined, Gordon L. Patzer
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0725/2007033524.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Looks, lookism, and the media -- Older than civilization -- Pass the genes, please : how looks drive dating, courtship, and marriage -- As the twig is bent : how attractiveness affects family dynamics -- Readin', ritin', rithmetic 'n' ridicule -- The job is looking good -- Rendering judgment : how looks affect courtroom results -- Physiognomy and public service -- Seeing is believing -- The dark side of physical attractiveness -- What price for good looks? -- The big business of beauty -- Epilogue: Rising above the effects of lookism
Control code
ocn154772609
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780814480540
Lccn
2007033524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o154772609
  • (OCoLC)154772609

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