Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Body image disturbance; Body image in women -- Psychological aspects
This paper is a review of literature written about women and body image. Body image is influenced by family, peers, media, and culture. Through these influences, women have learned thinness is the ideal body size. If a woman believes she does not fit a desired body shape, she can develop a negative body image. Body image disturbance can impact a woman's social life, romantic relationships, and her sexual functioning. This paper also describes interventions which could be utilized by counselors when working with clients who have a negative body image.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
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©2008 Priscilla Villarreal
Villarreal, Priscilla, "Body image disturbance : cultural differences, how it develops, its impact, and clinical implications" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 1655.