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Social comparisons on social media: the impact of Facebook on young women's body image concerns and mood.
The present study experimentally investigated the effect of Facebook usage on women's mood and body image, whether these effects differ from an online fashion magazine, and whether appearanceExpand
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What works in secondary schools? A systematic review of classroom-based body image programs.
Governments, schools, and curriculum authorities are increasingly recognizing that body image during adolescence is a public health issue that warrants attention in the school setting. After 30 yearsExpand
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Looking age-appropriate while growing old gracefully: A qualitative study of ageing and body image among older adults
Body dissatisfaction can be significantly detrimental to wellbeing. Little is known about older adults’ body image, despite the fact that ageing causes unique bodily changes and that socioculturalExpand
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I’m not just fat, I’m old: has the study of body image overlooked “old talk”?
BackgroundResearch indicates that body dissatisfaction is correlated with and often predictive of both physical and mental health problems. “Fat talk,” a well-studied form of body image talk inExpand
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Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial.
UNLABELLED This study evaluated a 90-min single session school-based body image intervention (Dove Confident Me: Single Session), and investigated if delivery could be task-shifted to teachers.Expand
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Happy Being Me in the UK: a controlled evaluation of a school-based body image intervention with pre-adolescent children.
This study evaluated an adapted version of 'Happy Being Me', a school-based body image intervention, with girls and boys aged 10-11 years. Forty-three children participated in a three-weekExpand
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Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls.
OBJECTIVE Body image and eating disorder interventions based on cognitive dissonance have been shown to be effective among girls and women aged 14 and above. This article reports a preliminaryExpand
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Waif goodbye! Average-size female models promote positive body image and appeal to consumers
Despite consensus that exposure to media images of thin fashion models is associated with poor body image and disordered eating behaviours, few attempts have been made to enact change in the media.Expand
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GI Joe or Average Joe? The impact of average-size and muscular male fashion models on men's and women's body image and advertisement effectiveness.
Increasing body size and shape diversity in media imagery may promote positive body image. While research has largely focused on female models and women's body image, men may also be affected byExpand
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#fitspo or #loveyourself? The impact of fitspiration and self-compassion Instagram images on women's body image, self-compassion, and mood.
This study experimentally examined the impact of exposure to fitspiration images and self-compassion quotes on social media on young women's body satisfaction, body appreciation, self-compassion, andExpand
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