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Appearance Discrimination: Lookism and the Cost to the American Woman

  title={Appearance Discrimination: Lookism and the Cost to the American Woman},
  author={Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis and Rachel Raskin and Diana Saiki},
The Impact of Gendered Lookism During Employment Stages
Lookism is preferential treatment of those considered to be attractive and discrimination against those deemed less physically desirable. Value is attached to certain physical characteristics such asExpand
Current issues in aesthetics and beyond: Revisiting lookism
Abstract Lookism is a term used to describe discrimination based on the physical appearance of a person. We suppose that the social impact of lookism is a philosophical issue, because, from thisExpand


Media exposure and associated stress contribute to eating pathology in women with Anorexia Nervosa: Daily and momentary associations.
Media-induced stress may contribute to increased eating disorder behaviors in women with anorexia nervosa, as women who saw a media image and reported this experience as stressful were more likely to engage in momentary binge eating or vomiting. Expand
The Influence of Globalization on "Lookism" in Workplace Environment of Different Cultures
AbstractThe practice of discrimination on the basis of physical appearance in the workplace has attracted a good deal of academic interest in recent years. They all found evidences that appearanceExpand
Evolution, Appearance, and Occupational Success
  • A. Little, Susan C. Roberts
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Evolutionary psychology : an international journal of evolutionary approaches to psychology and behavior
  • 2012
Evidence linking physical appearance to occupational success and the hypothesis that appearance based biases are consistent with predictions based on evolutionary theories of coalition formation and leadership choice are reviewed and evaluated. Expand
Facial attractiveness: evolutionary based research
The research relating to these issues highlights flexible, sophisticated systems that support and promote adaptive responses to faces that appear to function to maximize the benefits of both the authors' mate choices and more general decisions about other types of social partners. Expand
Eicher . “ Dress and Identity
  • The Beauty bias : The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law
  • 2010
“Looking Good and Sounding Right”
Upscale retail stores prefer to hire class-privileged workers because they embody particular styles and mannerisms that match their specialized brands. Yet retail jobs pay low wages and offer fewExpand
Lookism: The New Frontier of Employment Discrimination?
The reason that Chinese navy sailors must be good looking and well-mannered, according to a navy spokesman, is that, as China opens up to the world and its navy vessels visit and engage in jointExpand
The Naked Truth: Appearance Discrimination, Employment, and the Law
Physical beauty elicits benefits that are more than skin deep. In every aspect of our lives we are reminded that appearance matters. Evidence suggests that society tends to attribute to those who areExpand