According to researchers, for many men, a hidden fer of being fat is driving their gym attendance due to feelings of shame rather than a desire to build muscle.
Virtual reality study reveals we perceive ourselves as more attractive when we view ourselves from a third-person perspective.
University of Western Australia discover why some people believe they may be thinner than they actually are. Researchers report body perception could be a distortion created by our past observations of ourselves and other people.
Those with body dysmorphic disorder and anorexia have abnormalities in activity and connectivity in visual and parietal brain networks. People with anorexia and body dysmorphia process images with high, low, or normal levels of detail. The abnormalities for low level of detail have the most direct relationship with disorder symptom severity and body perception.
Having a negative perception of your body image correlates to an increased risk of sexual dysfunction. However, researchers report a positive body image is associated with greater pleasure when it comes to intimacy.
Playing with ultra-thin dolls can skew a young girl's perception of body ideals. The body dissatisfaction that occurs can eventually lead to eating disorders, depression, and unhealthy relationships with diet and exercise.
Summary: A new study reports women experience enhanced psychological health after viewing images of average and plus sized models. Source:...
Researchers have devised a method to access people's mental images of themselves and compare this mental image against a realistic image of the person. The study revealed people's mental images of themselves are not necessarily true to life, but are influenced by the kind of personality the individual believes themselves to have.
According to researchers, social media use in young women can have a negative impact on the way they view their own bodies and appearance. The study reports women who engage with photos of friends they consider to be more attractive than themselves feel worse about their own appearance directly after viewing.
A new study in Body Image reports women who evaluated as less attractive were more motivated to diet and be thin if they had a husband considered more attractive. The additional motivation to be thin was not apparent in women considered to be more attractive that their partner. In men, the motivation to diet was low, regardless of their own, or their wives' level of attractiveness.