The Concept of Body Image

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Essay #: 063700
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The beginning:
The Concept of Body Image
Introduction
Body image is a multidimensional concept but basically refers to a mental picture of the body as well as the feelings associated with that picture (
Odoms
-Young, 2008). The concept of body image includes body size estimation, assessment of body attractiveness, and feelings that are linked with the body’s shape and size. When concerns about body image emerge, they are invariably linked with three issues: emotional distress, low self-esteem, and high risk of developing an eating disorder (
Cortese
&
Falissard
, 2010). Low self-esteem is the pivotal issue as it is the source of the other two issues. Within this paper I will explore the concept of body image the related issues of self-esteem,...
The end:
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