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JAGER, Márcia Elisa et al. The body as a means of acceptance and social insertion: contributions from Jeffrey Young. Bol. psicol [online]. 2017, vol.67, n.146, pp. 37-50. ISSN 0006-5943.

The study discusses how openness to new experiences relates to how the subject perceives, means and cares for the body and its aesthetic health. Participating in the study were 159 university students who responded to the Openness to Experience Scale (EFA) and Health and Aesthetic Attitudes Scale (EASE). The data were correlated and understood from the personality formation theory of Jeffrey Young. The correlation suggested that people less imaginative and more conventional, little open to new experiences, are more concerned with the body, indicating submission to social standards of beauty. Cognitions, emotions and behaviors perpetuated in the relationships developed in the family and in the circle of extended child affective relations and the culture itself place the body and the beauty as a means of acceptance and social insertion. Schemes linked to the first schematic domain of disconnection and rejection may be the center of personality of these subjects

Keywords : Openness to experience; cheers; schemes; aesthetics.

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