Essays Tagged: "Body image"

Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

condition characterized by intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted body image, leading to an excessive weight loss from restricting food intake and excessive exercise. ... intake and excessive exercise.Bulimia: an eating disorder in which persistent overconcern with the body weight and shape leads to repeat episodes of binging (consuming large amounts of food in a shor ...

(4 pages) 188 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


icant losses, or abuse has occurred in their lives.An important change in a relationship, school or body imagemay contribute to a teenagers' tendency to commit suicide.The death of a loved one, the lo ...

(4 pages) 299 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Linking Media With Fitness Perceptions, A Study on the Affect of Media on Fitness and Body Image

AbstractThis research examined the media and how it affects fitness and body image. This was assessed by collecting data from surveys taken by three groups of ten high scho ... s that a correlation between media and the fitness concept will be found but the idea of a personal body image will remain fixed as body image is a determined part of one's psyche. A significant corre ... ll participants.Linking Media with Fitness Perceptions:A Study on the Affect of Media onFitness and Body ImageIn assessing personal attitudes it is often important to measure not only what an individu ...

(5 pages) 207 0 5.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Written for nursing school: Self-concept is the capability of being able to see ourselves "from the outside"; the picture we gain of how other see us.

mage those misjudgments become part of our everyday lives.Self-concept consists of four components, body image, self -esteem, identity, and role performance. These components are influenced by: 1) how ... of the four components. If a person cannot overcome or adapt to these stressors illness may result.BODY IMAGEWhen you stand in front of the mirror do you like what you see? Body image is how you see, ...

(9 pages) 384 1 4.9 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Women and the media

ey see people like Brittany Spears and Christina Agulara and they think that that is the acceptable body image that they should strive for, no matter how unattainable it may be. This need for teenage ...

(2 pages) 154 0 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Anorexia Nervosa is the subject of this essay. This essay was part of a project I did on the eating disorder.

re: intense fear of becoming obese that does not diminish as weight loss progresses, disturbance of body image, such as claiming to feel fat even when emaciated, refusal to maintain body weight over a ... ctors that contribute to the disease are: fear of growing up, fear of sexuality, rejection of one's body, a dysfunctional family system with a controlling mother, and an uninvolved father, excessive p ...

(2 pages) 90 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Body image in modern times and the body image in my school.

1. Where do we get our ideas about body image?2. Are boys and girls equally concerned about body image? If not, why?3. What do you thin ... t, why?3. What do you think the body image is at ICS? Describe it for boys and girlsOur ideas about body image mostly come from television for example movies, TV. Series etc. I think the picture of be ... thing is, I don't think a girl looks at a guys image as much as guy does a girls image.I think the body image is average here at ICS for most of the guys. For the girls on the other hand, I think its ...

(2 pages) 51 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Effects of aging on beauty and societies views on growing older.

Aging Beautifully in AmericaBody image in the United States is associated with attractiveness. "Fueled by the hugely profitable ... le cosmetic, weight-loss, and fashion industries, the beauty myth's glamorized notions of the ideal body reverberate back upon women as 'a dark vein of self hatred, physical obsessions, terror of agin ... s quest for eternal youth, Americans have been doing everything possible to maintain a slender, fit body; wrinkleless, blemish-free skin; perky breasts (females); and a full, non-grey head of hair. Th ...

(12 pages) 392 1 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology


condition characterized my intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted body image. This can lead to many different problems.People who intentionally starve themselves or s ... e time of puberty, involves extreme weight loss -- at least 15 percent below a young woman's normal body weight. Those experiencing anorexia nervosa also have an intense fear of becoming fat, even tho ...

(5 pages) 123 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The importance and benefits of personal fitness, nutrition, and the steps you should take to become physically fit.

Fitness is to the body the equivalency of what fine-tuning is to an engine. It enables us to perform up to our full po ... a high level of personal fitness include, but definitely aren't limited to: an improved appearance, body image, or image of ones self, improved self-control, improved health, increased muscular streng ... rrent level of flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and your body composition. You should search for and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing where yo ...

(6 pages) 484 1 4.1 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

This is a project for my Intro to Pyschology class on anorexia nervosa.

eight, intense preoccupation with and unrealistic fear of weight gain, self-starvation, a distorted body image, and by the cessation of menstruation in women. The name comes from two Latin words meani ... beauty- Adolescent onset is linked to the crisis caused by connection between the changing of one's body and society's overstressed importance on looks (especially that of women)- Risk of disorder is ...

(5 pages) 96 1 4.1 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

GI Joe and Barbie: Bad for self-esteem?

e program has nothing to do with the enemies of America. The Barbie doll has a perfect unattainable body, and when little girls see this body they believe that they will or should look this way. GI Jo ... erformed by Dr. Harrison Pope, a Harvard psychiatrist shows the relationship between the GI Joe and Body-image disturbances. The research performed by a Harvard law professor which shows us something ...

(2 pages) 38 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Eating Disorders and the Media

if advertising is only concerned with selling product, why is it blamed for the low self-esteem and body image and thus the bulimia and anorexia seen in today's women?The images projected by the media ... hould look like (Sellers, M., Waligroski, K., 1993). The people in the ads would all have the ideal body proportions, material possessions and social status in order to deserve the attention the ad pl ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Body consiousness

Body Image The purpose of my research is to further explore and examine the influences of mass media ... arch is to further explore and examine the influences of mass media on male s and female s personal body image satisfaction and the awareness and internalization of societal pressures regarding appear ... societal pressure, and are developing insecurities traditionally associated with women. Much of the body dissatisfaction that we see today can be attributed to the enormous disparity between our curre ...

(8 pages) 107 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The essay is titled Eating Disorders. It is 10 pages long(2102 words count). IT is double spaced. It is mainly about obesity and anorexia.

In today's society, body image is a term that many people are familiar with. In fact people may be so familiar that they ... are familiar with. In fact people may be so familiar that they may go to such lengths to attain the body image they have in mind as perfect. Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mir ... celebrities and the amount of television watched, and magazines read, people get hypnotized by the body images they see making them believe that they need to be like these celebrities. Little do they ...

(8 pages) 264 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Everything You Need To Know About Anorexia Nervosa

a range from psychological to behavioral. Anorexics are preoccupied with food, weight, dieting, and body image. They are obsessed with becoming thinner, regardless of their actual weight. Most anorexi ... o very important. It is a life threatening disease that has negative effects on every system of the body. Anorexics seek treatment for the medical symptoms caused by starvation. Starvation also can ca ...

(4 pages) 111 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

To Eat or Not to Eat

ing them that they are overweight. Males and females all over the United States have struggled with body image throughout their lives. The messages on television and in magazines aimed at all ages mak ... r. Jennifer O'Dea, where she published in Primary Educator an article called "Activities to Improve Body Image and Prevent Eating Problems in Children". She explains that schools can get involved to h ...

(7 pages) 118 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Body Image. An essay which involves discussion of why body image is so important to society in the present times.

Body image involves our perception, imagination, emotions, and physical sensations about our bodies. ... lear or unformed. This could cause the person to have difficulty getting a true sense of his or her body shape and size.Now a days, you can be whatever you want to be, any dream can be achieved as lon ... a world full of opportunities. With all the freedom that women have they still remain obsessed with body weight. Women are confined to a false look on beauty, attached to the false belief that our val ...

(5 pages) 361 3 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Women and Their Body Image

A big problem in today's society is women obsessing about their body image. After reading a paragraph of John Lahr's "The Voodoo of Glamour", it made me think why w ... agraph of John Lahr's "The Voodoo of Glamour", it made me think why women worry so much about their body image. Glamour has a "lethal effect on the psyche", Lahr says. This is very true. This concern ... r women in today's society is to be thin and beautiful. So, why do women try to meet this "perfect" body image? The media definitely plays a role. Lastly, how can we women come to terms with our own b ...

(2 pages) 92 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Anorexia nervosa. A summary of two articles related to anorexia and their findings.

es and society as a whole. As a nurse we must acknowledge and encourage the importance of a healthy body image.TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page ............................................................. ... oduction to Anorexia NervosaAnorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that is linked to an unrealistic body image and an extreme dread of being overweight. Eating disorders are disturbing behavioral illn ...

(5 pages) 173 2 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays