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date: 15 December 2019

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This article presents a summary and synthesis of Section II of this book. The section examined the nature of appearance concerns across the lifespan, explored a variety of factors that influence adjustment and levels of distress, and considered some of the consequences of appearance-related concerns, including the particular challenges facing people living with an appearance that is in any way different to the norm. It raised many issues, including the importance of appearance for both males and females of all ages, the role of individual differences, psychological processes, and the influence of physical, social, and cultural environments.

Keywords: appearance psychology, adjustment, males, females, psychological process, social environment, physical environment, culture

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