Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Appearances can be misleading—and learning more about them can help us think more intelligently and act more kindly.Photo: Shutterstock.

Why Are Women with Tattoos Seen as Promiscuous?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
A fascinating new study shows how men react to women with body art.

10 Ways To Radiate Positivity And Be Attractive

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
The more you give, the more you'll get.

The Bright Side of Vanity

By Meg Selig
What's so bad about using vanity to motivate healthy behaviors?

Embrace Your Real Self by Conquering Your Inner Critic

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
What if the worst enemy we face is the one residing inside ourselves?

Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep: The Different Types of Attractiveness

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Which type(s) of attractiveness do you possess?

Looks Can Kill – Your Better Judgment

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
An angelic look can fool government agents

Is There Something Unethical About Beauty?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Why is physical beauty so important? And is it actually an aberration?

Who Hates Themselves? It's Not Always Who You'd Think

By Anneli Rufus
Plus-size star Gabourey Sidibe mocks her mockers.

Changing Your Body Image Once and for All

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
What causes us to be so critical about our bodies?

What Does Online Dating Tell Us About Racial Views?

By Jesse Marczyk
The importance of analysis over moralizing

Why Are Mean People So Good Looking?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
People who are bad know how to make themselves look good.

What Is It About Men and Breast Size?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
New research reveals clues to the mystery of physical preferences

Teased About Your Looks?

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Bullying that goes under the radar

The Silent Genocide in Black America

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
Race-based stress and negative health outcomes in U.S. Blacks

7 Keys to Establishing a Confident Impression

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
How to present yourself at your confident best!

You're Not Ugly, and Neither Was I

By Melissa Kirk
We're only limited by the stories we tell ourselves about our bodies

Does racism make people older?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
New study on racism and aging is far from convincing

Embrace Your "Ugly Sexy"

By Heidi Reeder Ph.D.
True sex appeal runs much deeper than looks.

Forgotten sins: of fashion,beauty, and morality

By Kathleen Taylor
We think of morality as set in stone, but it's changeable and changing.