volume 86, issue 3_part_2, P1149-1154 2000
DOI: 10.1177/003329410008600314.2
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Brandy S. Wegner, Anita M. Hartmann, C. R. Geist

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the immediate influence of brief exposure to images taken from print media on the general self-consciousness and body self-consciousness of 67 college women. After viewing photographs of either thin female models or control photographs, the women completed the Self-consciousness Scale and the Body Self-consciousness Questionnaire. Although a was .45, the college women who looked at images of thin female models gave immediate ratings significantly ( p < .001) higher o…

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