Do you see what I see? Psychology and Appearance

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Psychology of Appearance
Spring 2023
Taught By: Lisa Rubin
Section: A

CRN: 7299

Credits: 3

Psychological science demonstrates that appearance matters, influencing our judgments of the character and well-being of others, as well as our sense of self. Nonetheless, “appearance matters” as integrated field of psychological inquiry is just beginning to take shape. This course provides an overview of key topics in appearance-related research in psychology, including: beauty ideals in a diversity society, body image and eating problems, gender and visual media, visible differences related to illness/disability, among other topics. This course highlights key research and theoretical perspectives to explore the social and clinical significance of appearance matters, as informed feminist, queer, and critical disability theories, as well as social and evolutionary perspectives on the science of beauty and appearance. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:30pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 517
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023