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Keywords

Body image disturbance; Body image in women -- Psychological aspects

Abstract

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

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Darcie Davis

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Date Original

2008

Object Description

1 PDF file (24 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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