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nonverbal chap2

physical appearance

appearance obsession excessive attention to our own appearance
artifacts accessories used to adorn our bodies and clothing jewlery, eyeglasses, hats, body piercing, tatoos
attractiveness the degree to which we perceive another person as someone with whom we would want to associate
cerebrotonic psychological type tense, awkward, meticulous, tactful, and detached
homophily refers to similarity between people
image fixation (IF) a long-term, fixated view that a person has about her or his image or body
personal body concept the perception you have of how attractive your body is, and what you perceive to be the attributes of your body.
physical attractiveness the degree to which we perceive another person as attractive because of her or his physical attributes
social attractiveness the degree to which we perceive another person as someone with whom we would like to socialize
somatotonic psychological type confident, energetic, dominant, enterprising and hot-tempered
somatotyping a method used to categorize individuals into one of three major body types: endomorphic, mesomorphic, and ectomorphic.
task attractiveness the degree to which we perceive another person as someone with whom we would like to work or conduct business or have as a coworker or teammate.
viscerotonic psychological type slow, sociable, emotional, forgiving, and relaxed
somatotypes belief that body type corresponds to general temperment endomorph, mesomorph, ectomorph
endomorph larger body types, pear, apple shapes rounded oval, heavy, slow, emotional, sociable
mesomorph athletic body type muscular, hard/firm, confident, energetic, hot tempered
ectomorph thin frail body type fragile, flat, poorly muscled limbs, tense, awkward, tactful
Created by: schaunag
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