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Perkins, Karen R. – Journal of Black Psychology, 1996
Examines the role television images play in African American women's perceptions of their own physical attractiveness. The significance of physical attractiveness is discussed in relation to age, gender, and race. Several research questions are posed and suggestions are made that may assist parents, educators, and clinicians in prevention of…
Descriptors: Black Stereotypes, Body Image, Females, Minority Groups
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Wade, T. Joel – Journal of Black Psychology, 1996
Examined skin color in relation to self-esteem and self-perceived physical, sexual, and global attractiveness in 91 African Americans. Findings support the hypothesis that fair-skinned females have higher self-esteem and self-ratings of attractiveness than dark-skinned females, and that dark-skinned males have higher or no different ratings from…
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Interpersonal Attraction, Physical Attractiveness
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Chambers, John W., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Black Psychology, 1994
Investigated relationships between perceived attractiveness, facial features, and African self-consciousness (ASC) among 149 African American college students. As predicted, high ASC subjects used more positive adjectives in descriptions of strong African facial features than did medium or low ASC subjects. Results are discussed in the context of…
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, Black Students, College Students, Facial Expressions