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Summary

The Psychology of Fashion offers an insightful introduction to the exciting and dynamic world of fashion in relation to human behaviour, from how clothing can affect our cognitive processes to the way retail environments manipulate consumer behaviour. 

The book explores how fashion design can impact healthy body image, how psychology can inform a more sustainable perspective on the production and disposal of clothing and why we develop certain shopping behaviours. With fashion imagery ever present in the streets, press and media, The Psychology of Fashion shows how fashion and psychology can make a positive difference to our lives.

©2018 Carolyn Mair (P)2019 Taylor & Francis

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boring rephrasing of what you would read on wiki

boring rephrasing of what you would read on Wikipedia. trash book 📚 author talks about methods of study in psychology without linking it to fashion atall. very generic

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Cringe - "Psychology of Fashion" is a misnomer

Cringe. "Fashion" is a misnomer. "Psychology of" is a misnomer.

A true title would be "Statistical Sociological Observation of Impact of Imagery on Population Mental Health".

A school-level social analysis of the most basic effects of imagery on contemporary society. Very basic, and entirely speculative. If you are a living breathing human being, you have no reason to read this.

Frankly it's painful. Conspicuous by its absence is Fashion itself. I find it difficult to give the writer my time when it is so painfully clear the writer has absolutely no understanding of, or connection to, "Fashion"- the supposed thesis of the argument.

Psychology is also absent - substitute entry level sociology. Four hours of armchair social observations on eating disorders and cosmetic surgery rates. Profound insights include "cosmetic surgery rates have gone up in the last twenty years."

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necessary for today's modern world

Great performance and the content is necessary to understand modern fashion industry and related human behaviour

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-20

Brilliant Philosophical Reading

I was greatly surprised to discover this book! I found out the answers to the questions that I've been asking myself for the past couple of years. Thank you and I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested 😊

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  • Kyle
  • 22-05-21

Nothing New or Insightful

So rudimentary that it is hard to imagine the person this book would help. The cited studies are general psychological research and not specific to fashion. The author injects the fashion angle as pure speculation although likely true based on general human experience.

Very typical book of a consultant seeking to bolster their speaking career by adding "author" to their list of qualifications.

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  • Kikimora Fashion
  • 23-03-21

Love the content

Love the content.
Hard to listen or stay focused listening.
The reading performance is not for me even so the voice is lovely.
Enjoy.
There is allot of useful and interesting information.