Research Paper Body Image

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Quote: \”Exposure to mass media (television, movies, magazines, Internet) is correlated with obesity and negative body image, which may lead to disordered eating.\”**
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Derenne, Jennifer L., Dr., and Eugene V. Beresin, Dr. \”Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders.\” Academic Psychiatry 30.3 (2006): 257-61. Print.
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Paraphrase: Portrayals of celebrities in the media are rarely ever real. Magazines are able to airbrush pictures and celebrities have the ability to pay for great, body changing operations.**
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Derenne, Jennifer L., Dr., and Eugene V. Beresin, Dr. \”Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders.\” Academic Psychiatry 30.3 (2006): 257-61. Print.
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Quote: \”That is, it [body image] is subject to all kinds of distortion from internal elements like our emotions, moods, early experiences, attitudes of our parents, and much more.\”**
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\”Psych Basics: Body Image.\” Psychology Today. Sussex Publishers, n.d. Web. 17 May 2014. .
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Summary: Body image is one’s mental image of what he/she looks like based on how others see him/her or how he/she sees his/her self.**
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\”Psych Basics: Body Image.\” Psychology Today. Sussex Publishers, n.d. Web. 17 May 2014. .
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Paraphrase: Studies show that 83% of teenage girls read magazines for, on average, 4.3 hours a week. 70% of those girls see magazines as sources of beauty & fitness info.**
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Thompson, J. Kevin, Prof., and Leslie J. Heinberg, Prof. \”The Media’s Influence on Body Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders: We’ve Reviled Them, Now Can We Rehabilitate Them?\” Diss. 1995. Web.
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Summary: Some of the most popular female characters on television are thinner than the average American woman.
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Thompson, J. Kevin, Prof., and Leslie J. Heinberg, Prof. \”The Media’s Influence on Body Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders: We’ve Reviled Them, Now Can We Rehabilitate Them?\” Diss. 1995. Web.
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Visual: \”At the snap of a picture, the press of a button, they [teenagers] can be liked or criticized.\”
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Thigh Gap Amoung Risky Body Image Trends Fueled by Social Media. N.p., 17​ Dec. 2013. Web. 16 May 2014. .
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Paraphrase: Constant and immediate access to social media has the ability to spread the desire for dangerous, naturally impossible body shapes.**
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Thigh Gap Amoung Risky Body Image Trends Fueled by Social Media. N.p., 17​ Dec. 2013. Web. 16 May 2014. .
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Visual: Celebrities are shown with clearly touched-up bodies in before & after photos.**
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Kornowski, Liat. \”Celebrity Photoshop Before & After: What It Looks Like When ​Stars Go Under The Virtual Knife (PHOTOS).\” The Huffington​Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com. 12 June 2013. Web. 17 May 2014.
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Paraphrase: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition associated with obsessions. The obsessions come from overbearing thoughts that constantly penetrate a person’s mind. The thoughts are about how a person sees themselves and their flaws.**
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Walker, Pamela. \”TeensHealth.\” Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Nemours. Web. 18 May​ 2014.
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Visual: One new trend is the \”thigh gap\”, which is when you stand with your feet together and your knees together, and you have a little gap between your thighs.**
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Thigh Gap Amoung Risky Body Image Trends Fueled by Social Media. N.p., 17​ Dec. 2013. Web. 16 May 2014. .
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Quote: \”Although sociocultural pressures may be exerted by a variety of sources (e.g., peers, parents, and partners), it has been suggested that the mass media are the most potent and persuasive communicators of sociocultural standards.\”**
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Thompson, J. Kevin, Prof., and Leslie J. Heinberg, Prof. \”The Media’s Influence on Body Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders: We’ve Reviled Them, Now Can We Rehabilitate Them?\” Diss. 1995. Web.
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Paraphrase: Throughout history, the outnumbering opinion and cultural ideas of the population have always shaped the people’s idea of a perfect female body type.**
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Derenne, Jennifer L., Dr., and Eugene V. Beresin, Dr. \”Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders.\” Academic Psychiatry 30.3 (2006): 257-61. Print.
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Summary: There is an obvious difference between the ideal perfect body seen on TV and in magazines and the average American body. This is partially due to the pressure from media to be thin, family ways of eating and exercise, and an overbearing amount of unhealthy food.**
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Derenne, Jennifer L., Dr., and Eugene V. Beresin, Dr. \”Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders.\” Academic Psychiatry 30.3 (2006): 257-61. Print.
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Paraphrase: To better the body image of teenage girls, parents could regulate their child’s TV intake and promote healthy eating and exercise. Doing so will boost the child’s self-esteem.
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Derenne, Jennifer L., Dr., and Eugene V. Beresin, Dr. \”Body Image, Media, and Eating Disorders.\” Academic Psychiatry 30.3 (2006): 257-61. Print.
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Quote: \”Let her know that the media are there to sell her things. The worse she feels about her body, the more they can sell.\”
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Thigh Gap Amoung Risky Body Image Trends Fueled by Social Media. N.p., 17​ Dec. 2013. Web. 16 May 2014. .
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Paraphrase: Body shape trends are considered beauty achievements on many social media sites. A teenager who is unnaturally trying to reach the \”goals\”, is most likely trying extreme eating habits.**
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Thigh Gap Amoung Risky Body Image Trends Fueled by Social Media. N.p., 17​ Dec. 2013. Web. 16 May 2014. .
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Visual: Katy Perry gets new breasts.**
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Kornowski, Liat. \”Celebrity Photoshop Before & After: What It Looks Like When ​Stars Go Under The Virtual Knife (PHOTOS).\” The Huffington​Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com. 12 June 2013. Web. 17 May 2014.
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Summary: Many people have dissatisfactions with their bodies. This is especially true with teenagers whose bodies and appearances go through lots of changes.**
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Walker, Pamela. \”TeensHealth.\” Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Nemours. Web. 18 May​ 2014.
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Summary: Airbrushing, special-focused cameras, the combining of figures, edits, and filters make it possible for the realistic nature of images to be blurred and distorted.**
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Thompson, J. Kevin, Prof., and Leslie J. Heinberg, Prof. \”The Media’s Influence on Body Image Disturbance and Eating Disorders: We’ve Reviled Them, Now Can We Rehabilitate Them?\” Diss. 1995. Web.

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