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Clothing as part of our identity

Clothing as part of our identity

Behavioral psychologist Dr. Carolyn Mair states that clothing is so close to us that it becomes part of our identity.

The clothes we wear shows how we want to be perceived, but how we are seen depends on the viewer.

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First impression matters

When we meet someone new, it takes under a second for us to construct our first impression based on how they look.

If we like the way someone looks, we may think of them as successful, pleasant, and intelligent without knowing anything more about them. From there, ...

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Clothing and cognitive function

  • A study showed that lab coats are associated with attention and care.
  • Another experiment showed that people who wore lab coats performed better on attention tests than those wearing painters' coats.
  • People who receive compliments when they wear certain items of clothing ma...

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Clothing and self-esteem

Sending messages on social media that equate objects like clothes with mental health can be harmful when people are dealing with deeper mental health issues. Clothing can help us feel empowered and authentic, but it can't give us mental wellness.

In the fashion industry, p...

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The mindful mirror-gazing practice

  • Position a mirror in a well-lit space so that you can see into your eyes. Sit on a meditation cushion or chair with feet on the ground. Sit with yourself for 10 minutes.
  • Tune in to your breathing while breathing regularly.
  • Gaze int...

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