PSY300 – 5

Directions: Provide detailed and elaborate responses to the questions below.  Your responses should include an introduction, conclusion and at least four references.  Your answer to each question should be at least two pages in length.




View a TV program during prime time.  Observe the body image messages in the program and the advertisements.  Count the images that convey a ‘thin’ body image for women and a ‘muscular’ body image for men.  How many images in a half hour perpetuated unrealistic body images?  Were they different for men and women?  Explain.  What were the messages associated with body image (e.g., if you are muscular you will be surrounded by fun and women)? What messages were conveyed regarding alcohol and substance use?  What impact do you think these types of messages have in our culture?





If you were asked to prepare a presentation to young people that would foster resistance to negative media messages, what information would you like to present?  What information could empower youth to reduce the negative impact of the media regarding their body image?  Explain and support your position.




Please answer in 1-2 paragraphs


1. Explain the three eating disorders recognized in the DSM-IV-TR.  Describe EDNOS diagnosis and explain why it is controversial.


Including references and discussing the ‘real life’ application of these concepts will add depth and critical thinking to our discussion.


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