Negative Body Image In Adolescents

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Our general population will turn on a television and become bombarded with commercials with dieting pills, beauty products from the drugstore such as makeup, and women being portrayed as an object only to sell their product. The beautiful woman in the commercial selling makeup subconsciously tells the viewers if you buy their product you will become beautiful like the model on the commercial (Bell & Dittmar, 2011). This type of advertising and exposure creates negative body image in adolescents.
First we will define body image. Body image is the physical structure of an organism that has a mental representation of their body. Body image is an internal representation of an outer appearance, specifically your own (Borzekowski & Bayer, 2005).
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