Week 2 Journal - Emily Leung Weekly Journal #2 February...

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Emily Leung Weekly Journal #2 February 10 th , 2011 TA: Peter Kaminski In this week lectures, we learned about dieting and self-esteem. During Monday’s lecture, diet and social media was the main subject of the lecture. I learned that diets are not the way to lose weight but the right type of eating and the right amount of exercising will deliver optimal results in weight loss. Also in the lecture we were shown through various examples of media that tried to market and advertise below average models that were shockingly skinny and tall. Over time the average weight of the models in these advertisements have decreased. When I heard this I was honestly disgusted. In Wednesday’s lecture, Dr. Gerber showed a video that expressed different types of self-esteems. There were examples of students who were dealing with everyday problems because they lacked self-esteem and support. From the lecture I learned that self-esteem is the way we feel about ourselves, and you should not accept putdowns and think positively. In this weeks
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This document was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course PUBHLTH 160 at UMass (Amherst).

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