Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The concept of physical attractiveness appears to be an important dynamic of human existence (Barocas & Vance, 1974; Berscheid & Walster, 1972; Corrigan, Dell, Lewis, & Schimidt, 1980; Pogrebin, 1983; Ponzo, 1985). In the United States, billions of dollars are spent each year for cosmetic aids to improve appearance and societal acceptance (Pogrebin, 1983). "We live in a society that spends millions more on looks than on education or social services, yet we are oblivious to the impact of these priorities on the economic and emotional texture of our lives" (Pogrebin, 1983). Ponzo (1985) stated that as a society we value physical attractiveness because to varying degrees we associate it with health, success, and survival. According to Cash (1983), "we still live in a world where physically attractive people are seen as more poised, more confident, brighter, and socially capable" (p. 53).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Audrey L. Smith
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©1986 Georgia Rose Keenan
Keenan, Georgia Rose, "Physical attractiveness perceptions: Effect on the counselor / client relationship" (1986). Graduate Research Papers. 2671.