Tag Archives: Media

Skinny Models in the Media & Eating Disorders

Woman thinking about how her clothes affect her confidence Fashion, beauty, and the thin ideal. These are some of the standards within the modeling industry, and with photoshop, many magazines, social media, and Hollywood promote the idea of the ‘perfect’ body and look. For many who strive to be in the modeling industry, eating disorders are a way to keep jobs coming. One Woman’s [...]
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Measuring Media Literacy: Eating Disorders and the Media

Man using social media on his phone Media literacy is defined as “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media in a variety of forms [1].” Research has shown that the way people perceive media has an impact on how they perceive themselves, their lives, and the world around them. One study notes that “exposure to media and associated perceived pressures [...]
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The Impact of Social Media Trends on Body Image

Woman thinking about Instagram & Body Image Contributor: Cindy Cole, LMFT, LPC, Director of Individual and Family Therapy at Timberline Knolls. Eating disorders continue to be among the most deadly of psychiatric illnesses on a global scale. Knowing the impact the media has on the development of eating disorders, many countries are moving toward regulating advertising and marketing messages. France recently passed legislation [...]
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Tips for Maintaining a Positive Body Image in a Culture of Comparison

Woman looking at herself in mirror. Contributor: Amy M. Klimek, MA, LCPC, Director of Program Development, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The American culture is defined by comparison, especially in the female population. From a young age, girls are conditioned to believe they will never be good enough, especially in the area of beauty and body standards. We [...]
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