Picture Perfect: The Direct Effect of Manipulated Instagram Photos on Body Image in Adolescent Girls

@article{Kleemans2018PicturePT,
  title={Picture Perfect: The Direct Effect of Manipulated Instagram Photos on Body Image in Adolescent Girls},
  author={Mariska Kleemans and Serena Daalmans and Ilana Carbaat and Doeschka J. Ansch{\"u}tz},
  journal={Media Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={21},
  pages={110 - 93}
}
ABSTRACT This study investigates the effect of manipulated Instagram photos on adolescent girls’ body image, and whether social comparison tendency moderates this relation. A between-subject experiment was conducted in which 144 girls (14–18 years old) were randomly exposed to either original or manipulated (retouched and reshaped) Instagram selfies. Results showed that exposure to manipulated Instagram photos directly led to lower body image. Especially, girls with higher social comparison… 
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