Social media photo activity, internalization, appearance comparison, and body satisfaction: The moderating role of photo-editing behavior

  title={Social media photo activity, internalization, appearance comparison, and body satisfaction: The moderating role of photo-editing behavior},
  author={Minsun Lee and Hyun-Hwa Lee},
  journal={Comput. Hum. Behav.},
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