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How does Media Affect Teens?

Ivana Pejakovic, B.Sc., MA It’s no longer necessary to ask IF media exposure affects teens and young adults. The question to ask now is ‘HOW does it affect them?’ Some experts have refute the idea that media has an effect on teens. The logic being the studies are correlational in nature, making it difficult to […]

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  January 14, 2012   No comments

Body Image Issues in Early Teen Girls: Effects of Media

Ivana Pejakovic B.Sc., MAExposure to underweight models can have serious consequences to teen girls’ psychological and physical health. Research has shown that thin-ideal internalization is related to lower self-esteem, unhealthy dieting behaviours, and eating disorder behaviours (Harrison, 2001; Johnson & Wardle, 2005; Tiggemann, 2005). Thin-ideal internalization refers to the extent to which an individual accepts […]

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  May 26, 2011   No comments