Looks and appearance

The domain of looks and appearance does not constitute one of the most important domains in the life of an adult, however, is the domain that affects mainly our mental health. More than other domains, “Looks and appearance” requires reflecting on age stereotypes and one’s own beauty standards. The main component of the body image is the physical appearance.

Stressful life, negative evaluation of physical appearance or dissatisfaction of the body image can result to other psychological factors like anxiety, depression, and decrease of confidence and self-image.

The image of our body is a multi-dimensional construct and in different groups the ideals of body are opposed. Let´s learn more about self-perception / body image and appearance, how I would like to look to others:

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Let´s reflect on appearance and body image as important factors for our well-being

What can we do to support this field for our later life

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