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Why Cosmetics Work

Richard Russell

in The Science of Social Vision

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195333176
eISBN:
9780199864324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333176.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter addresses the question of whether personal decoration practices are arbitrary or follow discernable rules. The primary focus of investigation is the practice of color cosmetics(make-up). ... More


Mark-Making as a Human Behavior

Ellen Dissanayake

in Darwin's Bridge: Uniting the Humanities and Sciences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190231217
eISBN:
9780190609061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231217.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Adopting a consilient ethological perspective, the author regards the earliest paleoart as the visible residue of a behavior of mark-making, which she further considers a type of “artification.” ... More


Who Lives Here?: Decoration, Design, and Ornamentation on Objects and Surroundings

Henrik Hogh-Olesen

in The Aesthetic Animal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190927929
eISBN:
9780190927950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190927929.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Chapter 6 follows the aesthetic impulse full circle and explores the human need to decorate objects and surroundings, as well as the marking of property and status in the public domain. Furthermore, ... More


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