Social-Psychological and cultural aspects of clothing: Development of a framework; Symbolic-Interaction as a framework; the cognitive approach. Development of the self: self and self-concept: the body as indicator; personal values and norms. Appearance management and presentation of the self: role acceptance, identity, social control, roles in social cognition. Cultural context and dress: reflection of human adaptation; culture creations (technical, moral and ceremonial patterns); societies and clothing; beauty standards and beauty ideals.
Social context, identity, change and clothing: the family, politics, religion, economy and the role of clothing as a reflection of social and personal identities; mentefacts and identities; social change and clothing