Title

Appearance in Later Life

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Oxford University press

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Psychology and Social Science

RAS ID

14974

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Baker, L. , & Gringart, E. (2012). Appearance in Later Life. In Nichola Rumsey and Diana Harcourt (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of The Psychology of Appearance (pp. 160-171). Oxford University press.

Abstract

This article reports on a four-year study (2007–2010) in which an integrative model of body image and a quantitative measure was developed with which body image satisfaction in older adulthood was investigated. It argues that body image is a significant concern to older adults. Further, it proposes that body image dissatisfaction in older adulthood is psychologically injurious.

DOI

10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199580521.013.0015

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