' Body Image, Media, And Eating Disorders: Article Analysis

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Eating disorders and the causes behind them is my wicked problem because 8 million people in the United States are effected by eating disorder, which is approximately three percent of the population (“Anred: Eating disorders statistics,” n.d.). I will trace this problem through the eyes of psychologists and sociologists through peer reviewed articles based on research of eating disorders in these two fields. I will evaluate where the causes of eating disorders through societal factors such as family upbringings and media influence. As a psychologist, I would look at the individual factors in order to understand how eating disorders come about and why people are more prone to them than others. My research would allow me to address the importance …show more content…
The authors believe that families need to promote a healthy lifestyle by modeling it and talking to their children about media’s skewed messages. The authors reviewed texts by other people, looked at the changes of body type throughout history, and how these changes affected people’s idea of their own self. This article is a mix of sociology and history disciplines. Sociology is important to my wicked problem in this article because of the socialization of children and teens through media, and what type of consumption is affecting their ideas of an ideal body type. The history of ideal body types is important because it proves that there has always been an ideal body type that people have tried to conform to which is a important precursor to eating …show more content…
This article drew most of their information from the DSM-IV, which is the criteria for mental disorders created by the American Psychiatric Association. This allows for the researchers to fully understand each individual precursor and how it led to an eating disorder. Psychology is the main disciplinary approach in this article. The psychology approach gives a more personal cause to eating disorders because everyone is different and experience different life events. Instead of looking at society as a whole, this article looks at how someone’s genes or cognitive thoughts lead to a higher risk in developing an eating

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