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Reality Heaven or Hell?: Reality Television's Impact on Females' Levels of Body Satisfaction

Poster Session I - Board: I- 109
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Back Bay Ballroom

MacKenzie R. Peltier
Emmanuel College

Kimberly E. Smirles
Emmanuel College

This research establishes that exposure to media images, promoting the internalization of the thin ideal, as society’s standard of desired beauty, leads decreased body satisfaction. For the majority of women, this occurs through social comparison, after exposure to television shows that display female characters that represent the beauty ideal.

 
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Media

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