Table of contents for The power and paradox of physical attractiveness / Gordon L. Patzer.

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Table of Contents
List of Tables	ix
List of Figures	xi
Preface	xiii
Chapter 1 Far Beyond First Impressions	15
Introduction	15
Progression	18
Interpretations	23
Race	24
Gender	26
Age in the Twenty-First Century	27
Medical Professionals and Industries	31
Understated Uneasiness	34
Going Forward	39
No Age Spared	41
Mass Media Communications	42
Taking Actions	44
Summary	48
Chapter 2 Research Community	51
Introduction	51
Scientific Research	52
Longitudinal Expedition	54
Present Circumstances	58
Focus with Definitions	59
Appearance	59
Appearance Phenomenon	60
Physical Attractiveness	60
Physical Attractiveness Phenomenon	60
A Posteriori Conclusions	61
Inherited	61
Developed	62
Universal Phenomenon, Universal Values	64
Circular Four-Stage Process	67
Theoretical Underpinning	70
Progression of the Research Field	72
Broader Research Framework	72
Beyond Usual Boundaries	75
Increasing Relevance	81
Summary	82
Chapter 3 Measurements and Determinants	83
Introduction	83
Measurements	84
Elusiveness	85
History	85
Eyes of Beholders	86
Measure Qualification	89
Self-Measures versus Measures by Others	91
Determinants	95
Permanency, Impermanency	96
Characteristics	99
Separate from Person Judged	103
Hierarchical Ordering, Body and Face	106
Complete Person Research	108
Summary	108
Chapter 4 Body Parts	111
Introduction	111
Component Dimensions	113
Body Size, Body Build	115
Adornments, Appendages	116
Height	117
Status	119
Prejudice	120
Adjustments	121
Perceptions, Attributions, Political Examples	122
Preferences for Height	125
Female Breasts	126
Face as Body Component	132
Hierarchy of Importance	135
Summary	137
Chapter 5 Face Values	139
Introduction	139
History	140
Future	142
Uniqueness	144
Face-Specific Research	145
Beyond Adults	146
Recognition and Memory	148
Determinants	149
Tangential Face Components	155
Micro Face Components	157
Viewer?s Biology	159
Research Methodology	162
Hierarchy of Importance	163
Narrative Descriptions	165
Summary	167
Chapter 6 Interactions: Strangers and Friends	169
Introduction	169
Cognitive Context	170
Contemporaneous Association	172
Earlier Context Exposure	172
Concurrent Context Exposure	173
Recurring Context Exposures	173
Pollution	174
Music	174
Time	175
People in Our Lives	176
Assumptions, Expectations, Attributions	176
Strangers	180
Friends	185
Persuasive Communication	188
Need	189
Primary Components	190
Summary	194
Chapter 7 Meeting-Dating-Mating	195
Introduction	195
Universal Exchange Currency	196
Equality of Genders	197
Finances, Status, Physical Attractiveness	198
Learned Behavior	201
Explanation via Theory	202
Context	202
First Stage: Prior To, and At, First Meeting	207
Preferences and Desires	207
Matches and Mis-Matches	208
Second Stage: Getting Acquainted and Dating	213
Convergence of Data	213
Imbalanced Partners	214
Endings	215
Varying Interactions	216
Third Stage: Long-Term Spousal Partner Commitment	217
Satisfaction Spanning the Years	218
Satisfaction Spanning the Ages	219
Matching Hypothesis	220
Endings	222
Summary	223
Chapter 8 Today?s Generations Tomorrow	225
Introduction	225
Actual Difference	226
Perceived Difference	227
Infants and Preschoolers	228
SchoolChildren	230
Preschool	230
Beyond Preschool	231
Reversing Directions	233
Elementary Students	233
University Students	234
Teachers	236
Student Teachers	237
Experienced Teachers	237
Ethnocentricity	240
Misbehavior	241
Self-Fulfilling Prophecy	242
Contrasting Environments	243
Expectations by Teachers	244
Positive Linearity	245
Immediate Display	246
Summary	248
Chapter 9 Future Trajectory	251
Introduction	251
Impact Lifelong	254
Technology and Biology, Surgeries and Non-Surgeries	254
Psychology and Sociology	259
Impact Before and After Lifelong	261
Before Birth, Before Conception	261
Into Death	263
Life and Death	265
Cross-Culturally, Globally	268
Determinants	269
Ability Enhanced	271
Strangers Interacting	271
Legal Proceedings	272
Friends and Strangers	274
Meeting-Dating-Mating	274
Intrapersonal Reality	275
Formal Resistance	275
Legal Options	276
Support Options	278
Advocacy and Assistance	279
Merging the Current into the Future	281
Conclusion	285
References	287
Glossary	317
Index	325

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Interpersonal attraction.