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Looks: why they matter more than you ever imagined

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We all know one hard and undeniable truth: Physical beauty comes with tremendous power, and tremendous benefits. Those who possess it are generally luckier in love, more likely to be popular, and more apt to get better grades in school. But very few of us realize just how much looks affect every aspect of our lives. Recent studies document that people blessed with good looks earn about 10% more than their average-looking colleagues. They are also more likely to get hired and promoted at work. What exactly is this “physical attractiveness” phenomenon and how does it affect each and every one of us? Dr. Gordon L. Patzer has devoted the last 30 years to investigating this unsettling phenomenon for both women and men, and how it touches every part of our lives. In Looks, he reveals not only its impact on romance, but also on family dynamics, performance in school, career, courtroom proceedings, politics and government. Looks is the first book to explore how the power of beauty affects both sexes and how the rise of reality TV shows, cosmetic surgery, and celebrity culture have contributed to our culture’s overall obsession with being beautiful. Unflinching and topical, Looks uncovers the sometimes ugly truth about beauty and its profound effects on all of our lives.
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subject_facet Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects, Human body -- Social aspects, Interpersonal attraction, Sexual attraction
table_of_contents Introduction: Looks, lookism, and the media -- Older than civilization -- Pass the genes, please : how looks drive dating, courtship, and marriage -- As the twig is bent : how attractiveness affects family dynamics -- Readin', ritin', rithmetic 'n' ridicule -- The job is looking good -- Rendering judgment : how looks affect courtroom results -- Physiognomy and public service -- Seeing is believing -- The dark side of physical attractiveness -- What price for good looks? -- The big business of beauty -- Epilogue: Rising above the effects of lookism.
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title Looks : why they matter more than you ever imagined
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