Biceps and Body Image: The Relationship Between Muscularity and Self-Esteem, Depression, and Eating Disorder Symptoms.

  title={Biceps and Body Image: The Relationship Between Muscularity and Self-Esteem, Depression, and Eating Disorder Symptoms.},
  author={R. Olivardia and H. Pope and J. Borowiecki and G. Cohane},
  journal={Psychology of Men and Masculinity},
  • R. Olivardia, H. Pope, +1 author G. Cohane
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Men and Masculinity
  • The present study examined body image and associated psychological traits in 154 college men. The comprehensive battery of measures included a novel computerized test of body image perception, the Somatomorphic Matrix, in which subjects could navigate through a range of body images, spanning a wide range of body fat and muscularity, to answer various questions posed by the computer. Subjects also completed paper-and-pencil instruments assessing depression, characteristics of eating disorders… CONTINUE READING
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