Research + News | Topic: Body Image
Apr 17, 2018
China’s Selfie Culture: Youth Obsessed With The Power Of Appearances
Meitu’s popular apps and a flippant attitude towards plastic surgery are changing what it means to be beautiful, but the result is not always pretty. Read the article here.
Mar 12, 2018
Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your Body Image
Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends. Read the article here.
Nov 2, 2017
What Parents Should Know About The ‘Constant Pressure’ Of Social Media For Teens
For some parents, understanding the pressure of social media can be difficult, and as a result, some teens may feel they cannot talk to their parents about cyberbullying, body image problems and other struggles they face in their day-to-day life. Read the article here.
Aug 18, 2017
Teens And The Distorted Reality Of Social Media
Instagram, Snapchat, Photoshop and special filters have created an aura of plastic beauty that makes our girls and boys feel less than, every second they scroll down their smartphone’s screen.
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Jul 10, 2017
Social Media Linked To Surge In Plastic Surgery
Certain surgeons can thank social media for the rapid increase in spending on cosmetic plastic surgery, according to a new study from a British think-tank, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, which echoes similar studies in the U.S.
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Jun 19, 2017
Gen Z’s Head Game
The seemingly self-obsessed behavior of selfie taking hides some dark patterns regarding body image. Read the article here.
Sep 6, 2016
Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls
Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.
Aug 30, 2016
Australian Teen on the Run Asks News Station to use Better Photo
Can you at least use a better picture?
An Australian teen on the run from police wasn’t pleased when she saw a local news station using an unflattering photo of her on social media. Read the full article here.
May 26, 2016
Heavy Social Media Use Ups Risk of Body Image Worries
Habitual and prolonged use of social media is linked to a greater risk of younger adults developing eating and body image concerns, according to a new study. Read the article here.