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Unformatted text preview: eating disorders and the beginning of purging behavior. In the article, Lawrie et al. does a research project on 925 students from ages 9-14, asking questions in regards to the medias influence them to: be slimmer, become muscular and gain weight. The results were as follows: Both boys and girls disagree that the media tells them to gain weight (promoting the ideal of thinness), both boys and girls agree (to some extent) that the media is telling them to be slimmer or muscular. As Field et al. and other researchers state that with the promotion of a slimmer image comes greater body dissatisfaction and development of eating disorders, especially in girls. (199,2001) Lawrie, Z., Sullivan, E.A., Davie, P.S.W., & Hill, R.J. (2006). Media influence on the body image of children and adolescents. Eating Disorders, 14(5), pp. 355 364. DOI: 10.1080/ 10640260600952506...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course ENGL 151 taught by Professor Payson during the Spring '11 term at The University of British Columbia.
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