Social Media Effects on Young Women’s Body Image Concerns: Theoretical Perspectives and an Agenda for Research

  title={Social Media Effects on Young Women’s Body Image Concerns: Theoretical Perspectives and an Agenda for Research},
  author={Richard M. Perloff},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • R. Perloff
  • Published 29 May 2014
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
Although there is a voluminous literature on mass media effects on body image concerns of young adult women in the U.S., there has been relatively little theoretically-driven research on processes and effects of social media on young women’s body image and self-perceptions. Yet given the heavy online presence of young adults, particularly women, and their reliance on social media, it is important to appreciate ways that social media can influence perceptions of body image and body image… 

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