My research question is "Medias influence on body image"
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Turn in the proposed methods section for your research paper as well as your introduction and literature review.
The introduction and literature review should address your research question: why it is important, and how prior research does or does not support your hypothesis, as well as providing a background on what we know about this topic.
Please refer to the material on the components of a research paper provided in Module 1 as you work on this document.
Your methods section, in addition to covering the subheadings of participants, instruments, and procedure, must include a fourth subheading called ethical issues and note any ethical issues that need to be considered, as well as how they would be handled.
Be sure to include a title/cover page and a reference page formatted in APA style.
paper must be 2 pages long
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Media's influence on body image is terrorizing for many
people, the media says we need to look a certain way to be beautiful, when in
reality that’s not the case. Celebrity bodies the media says were supposed to
have don’t even have those perfect bodies, the pictures are all edited to look
perfect and people automatically start to believe they need to be a size 0 to
be beautiful. The effect of experimental manipulations of the thin beauty
ideal, as portrayed in the mass media, on female and male body image is making
people have eating disorders as well as mental problems because mentally they
feel they need to look like what they see on television.
Research has determined that the thin ideal body image
portrayed in the media is very harmful and when women are exposed to images of
these “perfect women” it makes them feel depressed, shame, insecurity, and body
dissatisfaction. This is all unnecessary, men and women suffer from this, being
so thin is not necessarily a good thing like the media says it is, it isn’t
healthy and will result in serious damage to the body and disease if the body
This article is based on a master's thesis that was written
by the author in partial fulfillment of the MA requirement at the University of
Kansas. Authors in the field of eating disorders have suggested that increasing
preferences for women with thin body shapes may be related to recent increases
in the prevalence of eating-related issues they have. “Using a social
comparison theory paradigm, this study looked at the impact of exposure to
slides of thin, average, and oversize models on the self-evaluations of 162
women exhibiting varying levels of self-reported bulimic symptoms”. Exposure to
thin models was also related to lower self-evaluations in the level of bulimic
symptoms these women endured. However, women have reported a much greater sense
of pressure and peer pressure to be thin coming from the media.