Edited by Hyunjoo Im and Kyu-Hye Lee
We use dress to manage our appearance which reflects, shapes, and even changes our identity. To understand the antecedents, processes, and outcomes of our intimate relationships with clothing, many researchers studied the dress-related behaviors with the lens of social psychology. These studies expanded our understanding of the fundamental processes and mechanisms of dress and appearance effects on us.
The contemporary society introduces complexity that requires further understanding of the social psychological mechanisms that shape people’s behavior. The social media exposes people to dresses and appearances of themselves and others constantly. Perceptions and understanding of some traditional identities such as gender and race has changed. More people accept gender-fluid identities and the multiracial population is growing fast. Such changes in our society call for updating our knowledge of this area of study.
Therefore, recognizing the relevance and importance of social psychology in explaining dress-related behaviors, we aim to seek original and novel research to deepen our understanding of the dress behaviors in the contemporary society.
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