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: 22

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:46am EST 11/29/2022

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