Kaley Stockton (Charles Best)

The Connection between Beauty and Self Esteem As a society we value beauty? Whether it be a flower, a sunset, a car or a person. As a society we also value intelligence, kindness, strength, speed, humor, compassion, and creativity. What we choose to see or not, is influenced by family, peers, social media, marketing messaging and life experiences.(1) The value of beauty can turn into a quest to become beautiful. Sometimes we can start to understand that to be beautiful is to be valued. A...Read More...

The Science of Beauty

Kaley Stockton (Charles Best)
Round 1 Science of Beauty How does the brain decide what is beautiful? Some say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder” What are we looking at? What do we really see? According to wikipedia “Beauty" is an experience that often involves an interpretation of some entity as being in balance and harmony with nature , which may lead to feelings of attraction and emotional well-being . Anjan Chatter , a cognitive neuroscientist explored studies of how the brain responds to characteristics...Read More...
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Last Reply By Jasmine Paduraru (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
The Science of Beauty My Objective:This project explores the scientific notion of human beauty. Project Goals Inquiry Questions:H ow your brain decides what’s beautiful Hi everyone! I have decided to focus on the same subject but go in a different direction now They say all kinds of things about human beauty. It’s “in the eye of the beholder.” It’s “only skin deep.” “Looks don’t matter.” But cliches such as these do very little to cushion the harsh reality that how “beautiful” we think we...Read More...
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What is beauty? Round one

Kaley Stockton (Charles Best)
Welcome to round one of my inquiry! Looking at how we define beauty has been an interesting inquiry in that there is so many resources to review. Everyone has some experience with beauty and therefor an opinion of what beauty is. There appears to be some kind of emotional attachment even if you are trying to look at it more objectively. Let’s start with an shared understanding that a beautiful person is someone that holds some combination of both inner beauty and outer beauty. Inner beauty...Read More...
Last Reply By Jalynne Barnes (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Hey its Kaley! My inquiry question for my first project plan on Butterfly Effect is "What is beauty? A reflection on the pursuit of beauty and how social media affects it? ii) Why I am interested in this inquiry question? I believe in the 21st century we have an obsession with beauty. Social media plays a role in promoting a perception of beauty. I am curious to know if beauty is a shared experience? How is it different around the world? Does Beauty have a face? Does social media some how...Read More...
Last Reply By Ivy Hao (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Mirror mirror on the wall who's the fairest of them all? In the pursuit of beauty, starved for attention, in need of perfection, filtered, distorted, instant beauty, snap and post. In the dark looking for a like, follow me! How are teenangers using social media to express themselves. Are we using it to celebrate how we are unique? In search of what to be like - in order to be liked? How is social media affecting our perception of beauty and of ourselves? Is the beauty we post an attraction...Read More...
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