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In 2013, San Diego based physician Dr Richard M. Timms published a study entitled: “Moderate acne as a potential barrier to social relationships: Myth or reality”. Timms divided his 143 participants into two groups: one set were shown pictures of clear skinned models whilst the other was shown photographs of models with facial acne. Asked to guess the age of the models and rate them on a scale of sixteen personality items, the volunteers shown the clear skinned models believed them to be both older and more mature than the models suffering from acne. Moreover, the participants claimed they were more likely to be friends with and attracted to those with clear skin. Timms concluded that ‘moderate acne vulgaris could be a potential barrier to social relationships for young people not simply because of their social anxiety but because they may well be meeting with prejudice’.
|Title of host publication
|Preventing Mental Illness
|Subtitle of host publication
|Past, Present and Future
|Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long, Matthew Smith
|Place of Publication
|Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
|Number of pages
|E-pub ahead of print - 17 Oct 2018
|Mental Health in Historical Perspective
- adolescent medicine
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1/10/15 → 30/04/19
Project: Research - Studentship