The Field Of Psychology And Its Effect On Self Body Images Among Women

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Introduction
The field of Psychology has contributed to the creation of many research experiments that try to pinpoint the exact cause of undesirable self-body images among women. Television shows, billboard advertisements, magazines and social media do not make it easy for women to ignore slight imperfections on their body, even if the concerned defect has no dire consequence to their overall health. It has also been discussed among social psychologists that certain personality traits contribute towards negative self-body images among women. As discussed in the classroom of Professor Ian Roberson’s classroom, the big five personality traits consist of openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism (OCEAN). More recently, Swami et al. (2012) conducted a study utilizing the ‘Big Five’ trait model (BFTM) in an attempt to decipher why some women view their bodies as more unattractive compared to others. By utilizing the BFTM and other assessment tools, the mentioned researchers conducted an experiment that included two studies within it. The first study involved a large group of women from London and the second study involved a large group of women from Central Europe. No men were involved in the study. The BFTM in correlation with other body image assessments were given to the women in both groups. Experiments in both studies were similar except for one main component. In the second study a more reliable and highly valid BFTM…

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