An Evaluation of Body Image and Self-esteem Essay

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Obesity has a major effect on children across the world. The highest rates of obesity in the US is experienced amongst African American girls. Being overweight is related to many psychological risk factors. Body dissatisfaction is being okay with one's overall weight/size. Although being okay with one's overall appearance is a characterized aspect of body esteem. African American girls have not usually displayed emotion distress concerning weight evaluation. Although African Americans girls are dissatisfied with their bodies, it does note conducts them to assess their overall appearance. (Dalton et al. 2011)
The increase of eating pathology is partially due to the mass media. The unrealistic thin images of models in the media in
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The experiment by Halliwell, Easun and Harcourt presented an intervention created by Dove for their Self-Esteem Fund. The video entitled 'Evolution' was used to display alterations that are made when creating a media image. The clip focused on the adjustments that were made to the model's face and several other places such as the neck. The study evaluated weather the brief intervention on unrealistic idealized images in the media can decrease the negative effect it has on adolescent girls. (Halliwell, Easun & Harcourt, 2011)
There were 127 girls between the ages of 10 and 13. The instruments used was The Body Image Scale, and Body Esteem Scale. Some of the limitations were that a large amount of the participants didn’t know their height and weight. Their ethnicity wasn’t taken either. After the interview, young girls are prevented from having negative effects after viewing the models that have had their appearance altered. (Halliwell, Easun & Harcourt, 2011)
According to Harriger & Thompson, some factors of body image could be sociocultural, psychological, familial, biological, but the particular reason is what the media influences. (Harriger & Thompson, 2012) In a book by Emily Fox called Bodyshots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders, Fox discusses society's view regarding beauty, and the ideal body image. In the book, she states "... it is simplistic to blame a

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