Who is The Fairest One of All? How Evolution Guides Peer and Media Influences on Female Body Dissatisfaction

  title={Who is The Fairest One of All? How Evolution Guides Peer and Media Influences on Female Body Dissatisfaction},
  author={C. Ferguson and Benjamin Winegard and Bo M. Winegard},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={11 - 28}
  • C. Ferguson, Benjamin Winegard, Bo M. Winegard
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • Much attention has focused on the influence of media images of thin women on body dissatisfaction among female viewers. Disagreement exists regarding the nature of media influences, with meta-analytic results suggesting only small effect sizes. Fewer researchers have focused on the role of peer influences and peer competition on female body dissatisfaction. Furthermore, the relation between body dissatisfaction and eating disorders may be more complex than is often implied in the media effects… CONTINUE READING

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