Tag Archive: body image

Anatomy of Three Things (Episode 83)

Psychologists talk about recent research, including: individual sports and self-esteem, maternal stress and children with disabilities, and the parental role in boys’ body image concerns.


Body Image, Part 5: Are Adolescents Perceiving their True Weight?

What people consider beautiful changes over time. On the other hand, children are far more likely to be obese today than they were only 20 years ago.

Body Image, Part 4: Gender and Internalized Body Image Ideals

Disturbances in body image affect large numbers of people. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 10 million females and 1 million males who experience anorexia or bulimia.

Body Image, Part 3: Are boys the forgotten victims of body image messages?

Boys as well as girls feel the impact of the media on body image, but boys may turn to steroid use. How can parents reduce this effect?

Is Your Pre-teen Happy With Their Body Image?

Over the past couple of years, parents have been inundated with information about obesity in children. It is now well known that obesity, which used to be a 1 in 10 phenomenon with regard to children, has grown to 1 in 3 in the U.S. and 1 in 4 in Canada. The seriousness of obesity…

Relationships and Body Shame

The June 2008 issue of Social Psychology includes a study concerning men and women whose self-esteem is linked to being in a relationship. Relationship contingency – when self-esteem is derived from romantic relationships – was tied to shame about appearance for both men and women. Personal body shame predicted greater concern about the appearance of…