Psychology of Fashion – FACS 302

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 04/08/2022

Course Description

A study of the psychological factors of fashion influence across cultures and people.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course introduces students to the emerging field of Fashion Psychology. Students learn how fashion and human behavior are intertwined and how psychological principles can be utilized to predict and explain those behaviors.

Course Assignment

Course Requirement Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100 words. (CLO: A - E).

Dressing for an Interview Blog Assignment

The students will create a blog style paper on the subject of dressing successfully for an interview.  The student will incorporate information and research findings from Modules 2 and 3. (CLO: B-D).

Media's Influence Assignment

The student will complete a media image chart for one week during Module 4.  The student will track fashion images that he/she pays attention to and the feelings and messages associated with those images.  (CLO: B-E).

Mental Health Disorders and the Fashion Industry Essay Assignment

The student will choose a mental health disorder from a given list. The student will then answer a series of prompted questions relating to the disorder and its association with fashion and the industry.  (CLO: B – E).

Ethics in the Fashion Industry Essay Assignment

The student will create a paper answering a series of prompted questions aimed at reflecting ethics, sustainability, and temptations in the fashion industry and how this relates to the Christian life.  (CLO: B, D, E, F).

Fashion Psychology Reflection Assignment

The student will create a paper reflecting on what he/she has learned in the course.  The student will define what fashion psychology personally means and explain how this definition has changed from the start of the course.  The student will explain how he/she intends to apply what has been learned in the course to the field.   (CLO: A – F).

Quizzes (6)

Each quiz will cover the material for the assigned module. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 12 true/false, multiple-choice, multiple answers, matching, short answers, and essay questions, and have a 1 hour time limit. (CLO: A – F).