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The psychology of dress [electronic resource] : an analysis of fashion and its motive / by Elizabeth B. Hurlock ...

By: Hurlock, Elizabeth B. (Elizabeth Bergner), 1898-1988.
Publisher: New York : Ronald Press Co., [c1929]Description: viii, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Subject(s): Fashion | Clothing and dress | ClothingAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "The fashion impulse is a most astonishing and potent social force, because of its universality and rapidity, its influence upon the behavior of the individual, its close relationship to the social and economic life of nations. This book seeks to study the causes and characteristics of the fashion impulse in a realm where fashion is especially powerful, that of clothing and personal adornment. Occasionally a philosopher, an economist, a sociologist, or in recent years, a psychologist, has gone beneath the surface and attempted to discover what motives lie at the basis of this form of human behavior, to find out what satisfaction people derive from their obedience to fashion, and why this satisfaction is great enough to compensate for physical and economic sacrifices. The interpretations which this scattered group of writers has given, however, are few and somewhat lacking in agreement. In the following chapters the effort has been made to bring together and coordinate the varying theories and opinions which have been developed, and to interpret them in the light of modern psychological teachings"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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Bibliography: p. 233-236.

"The fashion impulse is a most astonishing and potent social force, because of its universality and rapidity, its influence upon the behavior of the individual, its close relationship to the social and economic life of nations. This book seeks to study the causes and characteristics of the fashion impulse in a realm where fashion is especially powerful, that of clothing and personal adornment. Occasionally a philosopher, an economist, a sociologist, or in recent years, a psychologist, has gone beneath the surface and attempted to discover what motives lie at the basis of this form of human behavior, to find out what satisfaction people derive from their obedience to fashion, and why this satisfaction is great enough to compensate for physical and economic sacrifices. The interpretations which this scattered group of writers has given, however, are few and somewhat lacking in agreement. In the following chapters the effort has been made to bring together and coordinate the varying theories and opinions which have been developed, and to interpret them in the light of modern psychological teachings"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns

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