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date: 12 December 2019

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This article provides a summary and synthesis of Section I of this book. It considers the emerging themes from this section, including the influences on changing societal and cultural norms over time, the importance of people's subjective perceptions and experiences of their appearance, the influence of gatekeepers to care, and the implications that the myriad of factors influencing appearance concerns have for theory in this field.

Keywords: appearance psychology, social currency, subjective perspective, objective perspective, gatekeepers, media

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