Unformatted text preview: have specific "templates" in regard to the ideal. (Marcotte, Potvin, & Papillon, 2002; McAllister & Caltabiano, 1994; O'Dea & Abraham, 2001; Siegel, 2002; Smith, Handley, & Eldredge, 1998; Thatcher & Rhea, 2003) Body Image: The Current Situation
College Students A 1999 study found undergraduate women tend to select unreasonably thin figures to represent what men would select as ideal for a women. Eating Disorders As many as 20% of female college students have engaged in some type of disordered eating behavior.
(Brewis, 1999; Mazzeo, 1999) Body Image: Influences
Childhood and family influences Cultural standards/Media images Peer influences (Brewis, 1999; Chen & Swalm, 1998; Stuhldreher & Ryan, 1999; Thatcher & Rhea, 2003) Body Image: Influences
Childhood Influences In a study of 7, 10, and 13 yearold children, there was no actual size difference between boys and girls, yet the boys saw themselves as bigger than the girls. In addition, girls wanted to be smaller than their perceived sizes, and their ideal sizes were smaller than what boys picked as ideal for girls.
(Gardner, Friedman, & Jackson, 1999) Body Image: Influences
Cultural Standards and Expectations Television Movies Magazines Peers Body Image: Influences
Media Images Exposure to images of thin fashion models leads to more negative body image Unrealistic Portrayal in Media Difficult to compete with unrealistic images Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman Toys (Groesz, Levine, & Murnen, 2002; Kolander, Ballard, & Chandler, 1999) Body Image: Consequences
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