The Impact of Exposure to the Thin-Ideal Media Image on Women

@article{Hawkins2004TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Exposure to the Thin-Ideal Media Image on Women},
  author={Nicole Hawkins and P. Richards and H. M. Granley and D. Stein},
  journal={Eating Disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={35 - 50}
}
  • Nicole Hawkins, P. Richards, +1 author D. Stein
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Eating Disorders
  • The purpose of this study was to experimentally examine the effects of exposure to the thin-ideal body image on women's affect, self-esteem, body satisfaction, eating disorder symptoms, and level of internalization of the thin-ideal. College women (N = 145) were randomly exposed to photographs from popular magazines containing either thin-ideal images or neutral images. Exposure to thin-ideal magazine images increased body dissatisfaction, negative mood states, and eating disorder symptoms and… CONTINUE READING
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