Influence of Appearance-Related TV Commercials on Body Image State

@article{Legenbauer2008InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of Appearance-Related TV Commercials on Body Image State},
  author={Tanja Legenbauer and Ilka R{\"u}hl and Silja Vocks},
  journal={Behavior Modification},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={352 - 371}
}
This study investigates the influence of media exposure on body image state in eating-disordered (ED) patients. The attitudinal and perceptual components of body image are assessed, as well as any associations with dysfunctional cognitions and behavioral consequences. Twenty-five ED patients and 25 non-ED controls (ND) viewed commercials either featuring appearance (AC; 5 min) or not featuring appearance (NC; 5 min). Both perceptual and attitudinal body image components changed markedly after… 

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