Impacts of exposure to images of ideal bodies on male body dissatisfaction: a review.

@article{Blond2008ImpactsOE,
  title={Impacts of exposure to images of ideal bodies on male body dissatisfaction: a review.},
  author={Anna I Blond},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={244-50}
}
Research suggests that young men's body dissatisfaction increases when they see images of attractive muscular men. This article provides the first extensive review of experimental studies exposing men to advertisements or commercials featuring idealized male bodies. Impacts on body dissatisfaction were evaluated by calculating and analyzing effect sizes from 15 studies. The effect sizes indicate that exposure to images of idealized male bodies has a small but statistically significant negative… CONTINUE READING

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