Cognitive Behavior Therapy ( Cbt ) Effective And Reducing Negative Body Image For Adolescent Females? Essay

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Assignment 3 Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) effective in reducing negative body image for adolescent females? Approach to the Search The approach that was used to answer the above practice question was using three different search engines: Google Scholar, PsycINFO, and ProQuest. The search terms used to find sources included; body image, cognitive behavior therapy, CBT, adolescent female, effective, and treatment. Other search terms included eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, teenage female, and intervention. The criteria used to determine which sources would be reviewed were based on the availably of the full article, the year of publication could not be older than 2000, its abstract showing its relevance to the current study, and whether or not it was a peer reviewed scholarly article. Results of the Search The results of the search of the professional literature had approximately, 10,000 sources. However, most of the sources did not meet the criteria. For example, some did not contain the full articles while others did not meet the year of publication or were not peer reviewed. Based on the information provided from the abstract, the majority of the sources did not appear helpful to the current study, which is to see if CBT is effective in reducing negative body image for adolescent females. As a result, approximately half of the articles were not reviewed. The major limitation of the approach used was that most sources were not used due to

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