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Social Psychology of Dress presents and explains the major theories and concepts that are important to understanding relationships between dress and human behavior. These concepts and theories are derived from such disciplines as sociology, psychology, anthropology, communication, and textiles and clothing. Information presented will provide summaries of empirical research, as well as examples from current events or popular culture. The book provides a broad-based and inclusive discussion of the social psychology of dress, including:
- The study of dress and how to do it
- Cultural topics such as cultural patterns including technology, cultural complexity, normative order, aesthetics, hygiene, ethnicity, ritual
- Societal topics such as family, economy-occupation, social organizations and sports, fraternal organizations
- Individual-focused theories on deviance, personality variables, self, values, body image and social cognition
- Coverage of key theories related to dress and identity provide a strong theoretical foundation for further research
Unique chapter features bring in industry application and current events. The end-of-chapter summaries, discussion questions and activities give students opportunities to study and research dress.
Teaching resources including an instructor's guide, test bank and PowerPoint presentations with full-color versions of images from the textbook.
Social Psychology of Dress STUDIO
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- Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
- Download worksheets to complete chapter activities
This bundle includes Social Psychology of Dress and Social Psychology of Dress STUDIO Access Card.