Chapter8Cno

Marcotte potvin papillon 2002 mcallister caltabiano

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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 Interferes with daily activities Se...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course HLTH 700 taught by Professor Chaney during the Fall '05 term at Texas A&M.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online