Body image has been the subject of much study recently, as the prevalence of eating disorders is an issue of increasing concern, especially among women. Comparatively few studies have examined male body image. Researchers have argued that men are more likely to exhibit muscle dysmorphia than eating disorders in response to body dissatisfaction. The present study consists of two studies: Study 1 compared etiological similarities between disordered eating and muscle dysmorphia; Study 2 explored the phenomenon of self-objectification in men. Results specify the parallels and differences in the ways in which men and women develop and experience body image.
Smith, Kathryn, "Body Dissatisfaction Across Gender: An Etiological Exploration of Self-Discrepancy, Self-Objectification, and Their Manifestations Among Men and Women" (2008). Psychology Honors Projects. 14.
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