Saturday, September 26, 2009

Stereotypes about Body Dissatisfaction ...

It has often been reported and believed that white women are less satisfied with their bodies than non-white women. New research suggests that this is not the case. A new meta-analysis that was published in the July issue of the Psychological Bulletin (vol. 132, no. 4) provides evidence that this belief about women, race and body image is not what we all thought.

It appears that there is little difference between ethnicities pertaining to a woman's satisfaction with her body. This is important information because it affirms the needs that ALL women have regarding body satisfaction, but it also highlights the need for prevention efforts which reach EVERY woman.

To access the article, follow this LINK which will take you to the American Psychological Asssociation's website.

No comments:

Post a Comment