1. Does Barbie make girls want to be thin? The effect of Experimental Exporsure to Images of Dolls on the Body image of 5 to 8 year old girl
By: Helga Dittmar, Suzanne Ive, and Emma Halliwell
This is an academic article that examines a Barbie doll as a possible cause for young girls body dissatisfaction. Three main research questions were addressed and that became very helpful.
Do images of barbie have an immediate negative impact on girls’ body image? Does exposure to images of a doll with more realistic body proportions result in the same detrimental effects? Is the impact of exposure to Barbie images age related so that effects differ depending on grade level?
2. The Influence of Fashion magazines on the body image satisfaction of college women
By: Sherry Turner and Heather Hamilton
This is an academic article that examined the impact of exposure to fashion magazines on women’s body image satisfaction. The study consisted of 2 groups one group of girls viewed fashion magazines and the other group viewed news magazines.
3. Burn Fat, Build Muscle: A content Analysis of Men’s Health and Mens Fitness
By: Magdala Peixoto Labre
This study examined the contents of articles and advertisements in two popular men’s health and fitness magazines: Mens’s Health and Men’s Fitness, in order to develop inferences regarding their potential effects on men.
The monthly Elle Magazine is drawing criticism for it’s portrayal of November cover girl, Melissa McCarthy, who fronts the annual “Women in Hollywood” issue.
This is a article on yahoo that talked about Merida, the Disney Princess and how they redesigned her making her appear to be thinner and sexier. Will the sudden appearance of a thinner, sexier version hurt a girls self esteem?
6. Botta, R. (1999). Television images and adolescent girls’ body image disturbance. Journal of Communication, 49(2), 22-41. doi:10.1111/j.1460-2466.1999.tb02791.x.
This article explores the impact of TV images on adolescent girls body image.
7. The Effects of Gender and Family, Friend, and Media Influences on Eating Behaviors and Body Image During Adolescence.
By: Ata Rheanna, Alison Bryant Ludden and Megan M. Lally
This article examines how gender, self-esteem, social support, teasing, and family, friend, and media pressures relate to body image and eating-related attitudes and behaviors among male and female adolescents.