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Sinkman, Ellen, 1946-
The psychology of beauty : creation of a beautiful self / Ellen Sinkman
Alternate Title Creation of a beautiful self
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Lanham : Jason Aronson, [2013]
©2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF697.5.B63 S56 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Body image
Beauty, Personal -- Psychological aspects
Aesthetics -- Psychological aspects
Self-perception
Physical Description xii, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-162) and index
Contents Pygmalion and his living sculpture -- Prehistoric and literary eras: seeking a beautiful self -- Ordinary beauty and timeless fantasies -- Re-birth, transformation, or growth: narcissistic hurdles in the quest to become beautiful -- The misplaced therapist: in search of pygmalion on and off the couch -- Reaching farther for a pygmalion experience: artistic beauty or pathological excursions -- Perverse aspects in the urge to become beautiful: use and abuse in pygmalion dyads -- The intersection of the biology and psychology of beauty -- Understanding the invisibility of beauty in clinical work: translating the unseen -- Doing versus talking in clinical work: cautionary tales for working successfully with beauty issues -- Creating beauty: evolutionary and cutting edge perspectives -- Variations on definitions of beauty -- Beauty, gender identity, and primary femininity -- Origins and endings of beauty

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