Body Image

Body image involves how a person feels about the aesthetics or sexual attractiveness of his or her physique. The media, other people, advertising, and additional influences may affect one’s body image and how one feels about how one conforms to societal standards of beauty. Many manufacturers and purveyors of a variety of products and services are aware of the dissatisfaction of many with their body image, and they attempt to capitalize on this through advertising aimed at various conditions, such as reducing weight or improving one’s complexion, thus increasing happiness. Body image is a topic of study in a variety of disciplines, including business, economics, marketing, medicine, philosophy, psychology, and women and gender studies.

Perceptions of Self

Individuals’ weight affects their perceptions of their body image. Other ...

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