Clothing: A study in human behavior

Ryan, Mary Shaw
March 1991
Human Ecology;Spring91, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p28
Academic Journal
Focuses on social-psychological factors in clothing. Importance of clothing in first impressions; Motivation in clothing choices; How society influences clothing choices; Fashion and fashion changes; Consumer behavior.


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