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body image

psych project

Jeanine Bruen

on 13 November 2012

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"Do I Look Fat in this Dress?" Body Image Pressures on Women: Eating Disorders A study published in the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy earlier this year found that British women look in the mirror around 38 times every day and men 18 times a day. THE FACTS. (According to mirror-mirror.org)
-1 – 2% of Americans suffer from some sort of an eating disorder.
-4% of college-age women suffer from an eating disorder.
-5 – 10% of those with eating disorders are male.
-20% of people with eating disorders that do not receive treatment die from the condition.
-Treatment is only successful in about 60% of all cases.
-With treatment, remission usually occurs within three months, but relapse is common with about 80% experiencing relapse at least once. While the average woman is 5’4 and 140 pounds, the average model is 5’11 and 117 pounds. Average Woman Average Model Shows like "How to Look Good Naked" may
actually do more harm than good when they fail to challenge the importance of appearance and only reinforce it. The gap between the average woman and the media ideal is larger than ever. Most playboy models meet the criterion for anorexia nervosa. Warning labels on fashion magazines featuring thin models may alleviate some of the negative results altered images of these models have on women’s self-esteem. Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Binge eating:
-Eating much more rapidly than normal
-Eating until feeling uncomfortably full
-Eating large amounts of food when not
feeling physically hungry
-Eating alone because of being
embarrassed by how much one is eating
-Feeling disgusted, depressed, guilty
Compulsive overeating:
-Weight gain ensues
-Food is used to cope with stress, daily problems
-Food blocks emotions
-Out of control. Aware eating habits are not normal. Jeanine Bruen
Psych of Gender 2012
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