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What Factors Affect the Perception of Beauty?

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Kayla Langley

on 3 December 2012

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Transcript of What Factors Affect the Perception of Beauty?

General Psychology 2301-04 What Factors Influence
our Perception of Beauty? What is Beauty? Ingrained Evolutionary Factors Media Influences Cultural Beliefs Media Influences Continued... Individual Personalities In Conclusion... A combination of qualities such as
shape, color, or form that pleases the aesthetic senses especially sight. Community, family, and friends around you are all factors that aid in the influence of your perception of what beauty is.
These factors would be classified in Bronfren Brenner's Ecological Model as the Micro and Meso systems. Centralized: owned by fewer groups.
- 6 Companies own 90% of the media
-Time Warner
-News Corp
-General Electric
They decide what information and messages are communicated to the public.
Corporate Censorship: suppressing facts or stories may reflect negatively on certain companies. With different
cultures comes
perceptions! Personality
Financial Success
Social Popularity
Intelligence In conclusion, beauty is perceived based of many different factors. It goes beyond the physical features of an individual and develops through beliefs, culture, media, and personalities. What is Perception? The ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses. Factors The perception of beauty can be influenced by several different factors such as ingrained evolutionary factors, media influences, individual personalities, and cultural beliefs. Resources Meyer, Marissa, and Michelle Arevalo. "Factors that Affect Beauty Perception." WiseGeek. Conjecture, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-factors-affect-the-perception-of-beauty.htm>. "Beauty, Refined: How to Change Your Perception." Operation Beautiful RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. <http://www.operationbeautiful.com/change-the-way-you-see/beauty-refined-how-to-change-your-perception/>. The media is creating standards that are physically impossible.
Media is impossible to avoid
Media is included in television, music, toys, magazines, billboards, and even video games
The photos of almost every single model or celebrity are photo-shopped before any pictures are published and released
Skin blemishes are removed most frequently, hips and thighs are made smaller, and necks are elongated while breasts are made bigger.. Major Media
Companies Disney
Time Warner
News Corps.
General Electric Major Internet Companies Yahoo
Google "THE BEAUTY OF INDIAN LADIES -A CULTURAL LOOK." HubPages. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2012. <http://prasadjain.hubpages.com/hub/THE-BEAUTY-OF-iNDIAN-LADIES--A-CULTURAL-LOOK>.
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