Television consumption drives perceptions of female body attractiveness in a population undergoing technological transition.

  title={Television consumption drives perceptions of female body attractiveness in a population undergoing technological transition.},
  author={Lynda G. Boothroyd and Jean-Luc Jucker and Tracey Thornborrow and Robert A. Barton and D Michael Burt and Elizabeth H Evans and Mark A. Jamieson and Martin J. Tov{\'e}e},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
Perceptions of physical attractiveness vary across cultural groups, particularly for female body size and shape. It has been hypothesized that visual media propagates Western "thin ideals." However, because cross-cultural studies typically consider groups highly differentiated on a number of factors, identifying the causal factors has thus far been impossible. In the present research, we conducted "naturalistic" and controlled experiments to test the influence of media access on female body… 
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