Dissertation Research

Dissertation – Media and Self Image

Collection of references I am looking at currently to get some more scholarly research on the effects of media on self image. I am also currently looking into the effects this has on males, as well as females, so as to balance my discussion.


Agliata, D. and Tantleff-Dunn, S. (2014). Guilford Press | The Impact of Media Exposure on Males’ Body Image. [online] Guilfordjournals.com. Available at: http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/jscp. [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Ata, R., Ludden, A. and Lally, M. (2006). The Effects of Gender and Family, Friend, and Media Influences on Eating Behaviors and Body Image During Adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36(8), pp.1024-1037.

Bessenoff, G. (2006). CAN THE MEDIA AFFECT US? SOCIAL COMPARISON, SELF-DISCREPANCY, AND THE THIN IDEAL. Psychology of Women Quarterly, [online] 30(3), pp.239-251. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-6402.2006.00292.x/full [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Google Books, (2014). Human Aggression. [online] Available at: http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=M47vCHp1mUAC&oi=fnd&pg=PP2&dq=The+effect+of+media+on+self+image&ots=Dv_ruZdXuH&sig=CeE5JeCq_kwd7bGBmJKa1BKhxEk#v=onepage&q=The%20effect%20of%20media%20on%20self%20image&f=false [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Heinberg, L. and Thompson, K. (2014). Guilford Press | Body Image and Televised Images of Thinness and Attractiveness: A Controlled Laboratory Investigation. [online] Guilfordjournals.com. Available at: http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/jscp.1995.14.4.325 [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Henderson, M. (2012). Is Social Media Destroying Your Self-Esteem?. [online] Forbes. Available at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2012/07/11/is-social-media-destroying-your-self-esteem/ [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Henderson-King, E. and Henderson-King, D. (1997). Media Effects on Women’s Body Esteem: Social and Individual Difference Factors. J Appl Social Pyschol, [online] 27(5), pp.399-417. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1559-1816.1997.tb00638.x/abstract [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Hobza, C., Walker, K., Yakushko, O. and Peugh, J. (2007). What about men? Social comparison and the effects of media images on body and self-esteem. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 8(3), pp.161-172.

Holmstrom, A. (2014). The Effects of the Media on Body Image: A Meta-Analysis. [online] Taylor & Francis. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15506878jobem4802_3#.VHXAxousW9E [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Just Say YES, (2014). Self Image Media Influences – Just Say Yes. [online] Available at: https://www.justsayyes.org/topics/self-image-media-influences/ [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Milkie, M. (1999). Social Comparisons, Reflected Appraisals, and Mass Media: The Impact of Pervasive Beauty Images on Black and White Girls’ Self-Concepts. Social Psychology Quarterly, [online] 62(2), p.190. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2695857?uid=3738032&uid=2&uid=4&sid=21104661787421 [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Posavac, H., Posavac, S. and Posavac, E. (1998). Sex Roles, [online] 38(3/4), pp.187-201. Available at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1018729015490#page-1 [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Serdar, K. (2014). The Myriad: Westminster’s Undergraduate Academic Journal. [online] Westminstercollege.edu. Available at: http://www.westminstercollege.edu/myriad/index.cfm?parent=…&detail=4475&content=4795 [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Tiggemann, M. (2003). Media exposure, body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: television and magazines are not the same!. European Eating Disorders Review, [online] 11(5), pp.418-430. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/erv.502/abstract [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].

Wilcox, K. and Laird, J. (2014). The Impact of Media Images of Super-Slender Women on Women’s Self-Esteem: Identification, Social Comparison, and Self-Perception. [online] Sciencedirect.com. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009265669992281X [Accessed 26 Nov. 2014].


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