A nudity-based intervention to improve body image, self-esteem, and life satisfaction

@article{West2020ANI,
  title={A nudity-based intervention to improve body image, self-esteem, and life satisfaction},
  author={Keon West},
  journal={International Journal of Happiness and Development},
  year={2020}
}
  • Keon West
  • Published 2 March 2020
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Happiness and Development
An individual’s body image has profound implications for their self-esteem and overall life-satisfaction, and is a significant predictor of the onset of eating disorders. Recent research suggested that nude activities improved body image, self-esteem, and life-satisfaction among participants who were predisposed to take part in such activities. This current research investigated whether a nudity-based intervention can have similar positive effects among non-nudist participants with low levels… 
I Feel Better Naked: Communal Naked Activity Increases Body Appreciation by Reducing Social Physique Anxiety
  • Keon West
  • Psychology
    Journal of sex research
  • 2020
TLDR
This research provides initial evidence that naked activity can lead to improvements in body image and evidence of a specific explanatory mechanism.