Presentation on theme: "Celebrities distort girls’ search for ideal shape."— Presentation transcript:
Celebrities distort girls’ search for ideal shape
What does the article suggest about the difference between self image and ideal self in teenage girls? There is a big difference between girl’s self image and their ideal self. Many want to look like celebrities. Only 8% of teenage girls are happy with their body. A quarter of girls questioned admitted to suffering from an eating disorder.
What influences are there to pressure teenage girls into becoming anxious about their appearance and/or diet? Television Magazines Peers 67% of girls blame the media 65% feel pressure from boys 63% feel pressure from other girls Music Videos Advertisements Films
What explanations can you suggest for the pressures on the girls? Majority Influence- If most of a girl’s friends are dieting or worrying about their body, she will probably conform. Sex-role stereotypes- A belief about what is considered appropriate & typical behaviour for males & females, this can include how to look.
Social Learning Theory Behaviour is a product of environmental influences and learned as a result of observation and copying. For example: A young girl starts secondary school. Many of the girls in her class are wearing make- up. She wants to be accepted by them, so she starts wearing make-up as well.