Chapter 20. Appearance Anxiety

  1. Dr Susan Llewelyn PhD, MSc, BA(Hons), FBPsS, CPsychol Chartered Clinical Psychologist Course Director Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and
  2. Dr Paul Kennedy DPhil, MSc, FBPsS, CPsychol Reader in Clinical Psychology Academic Director Head of Clinical Psychology, National Spinal Injuries Centre
  1. Gerry Kent PhD Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013389.ch20

Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology

Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology

How to Cite

Kent, G. (2003) Appearance Anxiety, in Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology (eds S. Llewelyn and P. Kennedy), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470013389.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, Isis Education Centre, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK

Author Information

  1. Clinical Psychology, The University of Sheffield, Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471485445

Online ISBN: 9780470013380



  • appearance anxiety;
  • appearance-related schema;
  • coping with the possibility of rejection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Model of Appearance Anxiety

  • Interventions

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References