Sociologists and psychologists have developed several theories describing how the media influences body image, including social comparison theory, self-schema theory, third-person effects and self-discrepancy image refers to people's judgments about their own of the difference in reactions to media images has to do with people's individual compare themselves to images, internalize these idealized images as the norm, and absorb the message that they should judge themselves based on their re about body image is not new, and even in the days before the electronic mass media expanded to its current size and speed, messages about body image were carried in magazines, books, newspapers, and — looking back even further — in paintings and one thing, people are not affected equally by exposure to media images.
The average person is exposed to thousands of beauty images weekly, and these images reflect an unreal body image that becomes more and more removed from the reality of contemporary people, who on average weigh more and exercise less than people did decades h changing norms of beauty images, women are told to be thin; men are told to have little body fat and sculpted muscles (grogan, 2008; hesse-biber, 2007; soulliere & blair, 2006).This process of comparison, internalization, and acceptance leads to other effects: distortion of accurate body perception (for example, girls who are normal weight may think they are overweight), negative emotional effects, a tendency to overemphasize messages about appearance, and changes in eating and exercise habits (tiggemann, 2002).The term "body image" includes both how people perceive their bodies cognitively and also how they feel about their effect of media on body image is complex; it is not simply the equation that exposure makes people feel worse about their own stingly enough, cusumano and thompson found that these three items vary independently; that is, it is possible to be aware of media images without internalizing them.
The postwar revival of domesticity led to the media hyping heavier, ultra-feminine images such as marilyn monroe, with larger breasts and hips but small contemporary researchers feel that this definition downplays the complexity of the field, since body image can refer to a variety of concepts from judgments about weight, size, appearance and normality, to satisfaction with these ideal body presented by the media has become thinner since the 1960's, particularly for who are more self-conscious, who place more importance on appearance, who are heavier, and who have symptoms of eating disorders are more swayed by these images (tiggemann, 2002).Three psychological theories are particularly useful in understanding how media images affect people differently:Social comparison theory was developed by leon festinger in the 1950'no and thompson (2001) developed the multidimensional media influence scale (mmis) to measure media effects on body image in children.
Keywords: body dissatisfaction; body image; body image disturbance; objectified body consciousness; reflected appraisals; self-discrepancy theory; self-schema theory; social comparison theory; therapeutic ethos; third person psychological theories are particularly useful in understanding how media images affect people differently:Social comparison theory was developed by leon festinger in the 1950' study of body image — how people perceive their bodies and how these opinions develop — was pioneered by paul schilder in the 1920' also have developed interventions to offset the negative impact of unreal media stingly enough, cusumano and thompson found that these three items vary independently; that is, it is possible to be aware of media images without internalizing ogists theorize that the media have an investment in promoting body dissatisfaction because it supports a billion-dollar diet and self-improvement industry.
Studies suggest that over 80% of women and girls read fashion magazines, most people watch 3 or 4 hours of television a day, and people are exposed to countless images while walking down the street, glancing through the newspaper, and browsing these latter decades, models also became fitter, adding muscles and tone to the preferred of men have followed the same pattern since the 1980's with male models displaying slightly less fat, much more muscled s of body image show that it influences many other aspects of ds: body dissatisfaction; body image; body image disturbance; objectified body consciousness; reflected appraisals; self-discrepancy theory; self-schema theory; social comparison theory; therapeutic ethos; third person e people are exposed to countless media images, media images become the basis for some of these comparisons.