How Can Psychologists Help Those Disadvantaged by Their Facial Appearance?

  • Ray Bull
  • Nichola Rumsey
Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)


In the preceding chapters we have presented the evidence concerning the influence that a person’s facial appearance can have on his or her life. It seems obvious that there are some disadvantages attached to being at the unattractive or disfigured end of the physical appearance continuum. However, it is one thing to describe and explain the problems facing such people, but another to provide suggestions or insight into how the problems can be eased. Surely this is an issue that should concern contemporary psychologists?


Social Skill Cosmetic Surgery Physical Attractiveness Disable Person Social Skill Training 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ray Bull
    • 1
  • Nichola Rumsey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyGlasgow College: A Scottish PolytechnicGlasgowScotland
  2. 2.Didmarton, GloucestershireUK

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