"Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder?
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» Exploring Our Beauty And Body Beliefs - Weightless

» Exploring Our Beauty And Body Beliefs - Weightless | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
Our beliefs about what is beautiful and what is enough influence how we think about ourselves, how we take care of ourselves and how we navigate our lives.
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20 Insightful and encouraging questions to ask yourself to explore what you consider beautiful about yourself and others.

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TODAY: Teens tackle body image in new PSAs

TODAY: Teens tackle body image in new PSAs | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
Video on Today: As the “Love Your Selfie” series continues, TODAY talks to teens who were paired up with filmmakers and given the opportunity to reveal in a public service announcement what the concept of “Love Your Selfie” means to them.
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TODAY and Dove teamed 3 teens from different organizations to promote positive body image through PSAs. Teens are interviewed and provide their reflections in "Love Your Selfie" videos

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▶ Media's Effects on Teen Girl's Body Image & Self Esteem - YouTube

How the media effects teenage girl's body image and self esteem - my english project - 10th grade
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An excellent video created by a 10th grader, a must see! Interviews peers, provides statistics, and show images we are bombarded with through social media.

 

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Study: Facebook Photo Sharing Reflects Focus on Female Appearance - News Center

Study: Facebook Photo Sharing Reflects Focus on Female Appearance - News Center | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
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A reseracher found women who base their self-worth on appearance, approval of others, and are competitive have a higher frequency to share photos online. Women who base their self worth on academics, family love and support, and being a moral person are less likely to share attention seeking selfies.

 

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Selfie-esteem: Teens say selfies give a confidence boost

Selfie-esteem: Teens say selfies give a confidence boost | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
So much has been written about the kids these days and their selfies: They’re empowering! They’re a cry for help! They’re creating...
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More results from the TODAY/AOL Body Image Survey. It is amazing that 55 % of girls and 34 % of boys are much more self-conscious about their appearance so they are "camera ready".

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▶ Inner Critic - YouTube

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Another great message from the Dove" Beauty Is" campaign. Amazing how easily women can criticize their body but have such a difficult time seeing their own beauty.

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This Teenager Reportedly Tried to Kill Himself Because He Wasn't Satisfied With the Quality of His Selfies

This Teenager Reportedly Tried to Kill Himself Because He Wasn't Satisfied With the Quality of His Selfies | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
Selfies are actually becoming a problem
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TIME reports about the attempted suicide of a teenage male over his dissatisfaction of his selfies.

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[The Beauty Is Project] - YouTube

Here it is! On the founding and original concept: The concept for The Beauty Is came from the basic idea that we need more recognition of beauty in our lives...
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A feel good video showing the many, varied and unusual written answers  to "Beauty is...".

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▶ Selfie - YouTube

Join the conversation at #BeautyIs Share what beauty means to you at http://dove.us/realbeauty In partnership with the Sundance Institute, directed by Academ...
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Selfies have redefined what beauty in women's eyes. #BeautyIs project encourages teenage daughters to work with their mothers to rediscover their real beauty.

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TODAY/AOL 'Ideal to Real' body image survey results

TODAY/AOL 'Ideal to Real' body image survey results | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
TODAY/AOL 'Ideal to Real' body image survey results
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These are the results of research from the TODAY/AOL Body Image Survey. Page 9 breaks down the impact social media has on our "selfie-conscious".

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▶ Colbie Caillat - Try - YouTube

Download this song: http://smarturl.it/ColbieGypsyHeartiT Tickets for the Gypsy Heart Tour on sale now at https://www.facebook.com/colbiecaillat/app_12396616...
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Beautiful song to encourage women of all ages to love themselves for being their natural self.

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▶ Thigh Gap Surfaces as Teenage Girls New Image Obsession - YouTube

"Thigh gap" refers to the space in between one's thighs when standing with your feet together.
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Social media and photo sites are flooded with pictures of the latest image obsession- the thigh gap. ABC interviews 4 teen girls about the latest photo rage.

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The Social Psychology of the Selfie

The Social Psychology of the Selfie | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
Whether you post your own "selfie" shots on the social web or not, you'll find the format is sitting on top of fascinating psychological trends.
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This article touches on the psychological impact selfies have on our self-esteem and self-perception. For those with low self-esteem and depression, the article suggests avoidance and use of sites would decrease the negative focus on one's self.

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Sony Unveils 'Selfie'-Themed Xperia C3 Smartphone

Sony Unveils 'Selfie'-Themed Xperia C3 Smartphone | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
A front-facing camera and a front-facing flash; what more could you ask for?
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Sony has created a phone to cash in on the selfie craze. This smartphone is equipped with apps to instantly photoshop a selfie before posting.

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Selfie Addict Took 200 A Day & Tried To Kill Himself When He Couldn't Take Perfect Photo - YouTube

A teen became so possessed with taking the perfect selfie that he attempted to kill himself when he failed to take the perfect image. 19-year-old Danny Bowma...
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Selfie-addiction has become a serious concern according to psychiatrists. This video highlights the story of the teenage boy who attempted suicide.

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Esther Honig

Esther Honig | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it

Profession portfolio of original radio features, blogs posts and related content and projects by Esther Honig, radio journalist and social media strategist

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This journalist sent her selfie to 25 countries to photoshop and "make her beautiful". The results depict the difference in cultural beauty. Most amazing is the dramatic changes Americans made compared to her natural look. Here is a video about the photoshopped transformations. http://youtu.be/RT9FmDBrewA

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I Like This Picture of My Cellulite: A 19 Year Old's Journey To Self-Acceptance.

I Like This Picture of My Cellulite: A 19 Year Old's Journey To Self-Acceptance. | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
Dear Readers, Jen Pastiloff here. The post below was written by a 19 year old student. I love that I have teens following the site! I am hoping to develop a series for young writers to express them...
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A teenage girl comes to terms with her cellulite in a photo realizing what the picture truly portrayed.

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A distorted perception of beauty - Dove Self-Esteem Project

A distorted perception of beauty - Dove Self-Esteem Project | "Selfie" Dysmorphia: Has social media created a new disorder? | Scoop.it
Do you sometimes feel like the media plays a bigger part in your daughter's life than you do? Girls today are bombarded with constant images of an unattainable female 'perfection'. What impact is this having on their self-esteem?
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Young women's perception of beauty is negatively impacted but the media portrayals of women. This results in low self-esteem, excessive dieting, and distorted body image. This article offers some proactive activities for mothers to do with their daughters. These activities could also be done in a classroom setting.

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▶ Dove Real Beauty Sketches - YouTube

Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world wher...
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Poignant video raising awareness of how critical women are of their appearance.

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▶ The Photoshop Effect: Part 2 Controversy - YouTube

Find out if Sarah thinks Photoshop should really be banned! You'll be surprised by her answer. http://diet.com/videos/ In Part 2 of The Photoshop Effect, inv...
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In Part 2 of a series of videos on photo-shopping, the host questions the impact of photo-shopping and should it be banned. She also offers a proactive  solution.

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