Body Image Case Study

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Social Problem of Body Image Body image is a social problem because it affects our daily lives. Body image is a perception of how one sees how they should look like (Paquette and Raine). It affects our lives by causing people to have body dissatisfaction, dieting, eating disorders, and muscle-enhancing. Surveys show that many women, regardless of their age or weight, are dissatisfied with their bodies (Paquette, Raine 1). It is known from Psychology studies that women’s self and body images are lower than the men’s (Mitrofan 1). Meaning that woman are more prone to self images than how men are. Even so, that does not mean that men are not as affected as women are. Men are considering to be more concern with muscle-enhancing and women are …show more content…
He points out that the excessive concern about over weight will have negative influences not only on the way someone sees his/her body but as their entire self. According to “Self Image and Excessive Concern over Weight,” people with eating disorders tend to see an unrealistic image of themselves, which they considered to be fat. This mostly occurs to teenagers and people with highly emotional state. Mitrofan also points out that it is hard to resist the temptation to look like models that are presented by media. The excessive presences of models in commercials, music videos, TV shows, of wanting to be like them are all considered to be the result of eating disorder. So he emphasizes that self image is shaped by the excessive concern over weight (Mitrofan …show more content…
Body image is influenced by other people as the journal article, “Self Image and Excessive Concern over Weight” and “Associations between friends’ disordered eating and muscle-enhancing behaviors” suggested. From Mitrofan’s views, he points out that the problem of excessive concern over weight is caused by media, such as TV, advertisements, etc. While in “Associations between friends’ disordered eating and muscle-enhancing behaviors,” claim that dieting, eating disorders, and muscle-enhancing are due to the people you’re closest with, for instance, friends and family. People develop themselves by observing how others interact with each other and how they label other

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