Social Media Perloff's Negative Body And Body Image
Researchers have long said that because central importance is assigned to media, mass media can foster unrealistic images of female beauty (Perloff, 2014). Internalization of these images are commonly leads to body dysmorphia and dissatisfaction. Internalization of thin-idealized female beauty is a key factor in a culturally stereotyped standard of beauty. This standard is vastly communicated in contemporary media throughout Westernized societies. More than 80% of 18–29-year-old in the U.S. are wireless Internet users, and 72 % of the online 18–29-year-old cohort uses social networking sites (Perloff, 2014). The Pew Research Center found that in the U.S., 18–29-year-olds who use the Internet are the most likely …show more content…
This is very much like Perloff’s transactional model, the person that engage in social media anticipates that they will feel better after seeing the images of their desired body (Perloff, 2014). The observational learning is the core element Perloff’s transactional model of social media’s effects on body image.
There have been sharp declines in magazine readership, and television viewing has dropped sharply. This is particularly true for multiple subgroups including adolescences teenagers and young adults. U.S. residents aged 12 to 34 still watch television, but are increasingly engaged in time-shifted television viewing, or watch shows on iPads or mobile devices. This is related to the social clock because it demonstrates the way adolescences view media.
The meditating processes that make a person feel in inadequate and have negative views of their body represent the psychological clock. As Perloff explains, the subjects discussed have taken on an observer’s perspective of their body, such that they are now spectators. Taking on the psychological reasoning of an observers leave you susceptible to harsh …show more content…
However, with the shift in media from print to digital came various forms of communications, thus social media is produced as an outcome. Image rich social media sites have the potential to cause equal if not more body image disturbance as mass media did in previous years. If the site promotes identification, is perceived as realistic, contain rich imagery, and promotes the perceptions of perceiver it will likely increases body dissatisfaction in those that possess the vulnerability factors. Perloff’s model is similar to Bandura’s observational/ social learning theory because both require an adequate amount of attention, retention, reproduction, and motivation (Schultz & Schultz, 2009) (Pastorino & Doyle-Portillo, 2016). The transactional model of social media on body image effects each of the developmental clock differently. The psychological clock is effected because of the psychological rumination that occurs after viewing desirable images. The social clock is effected because millennials have largely stopped watching television and have moved to handheld devices like tablets, and cell phones for entertainment. Lastly, the biological clock is effected because the phenomenon seems to mostly effect young girl, teenage girls, and young