Body dismorphic disorder and the cosmetic industries media effect on adolescence
: What is beauty
A. Jones, Robert. Makeup Makeovers Beauty Bible. Fair Winds, 2011 p.13
B. “Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite” “What Is Beauty?” About.com Philosophy. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2014
4. early childhood
5. adolescence BDD ( body dysmorphic disorder)
6. early adulthood
7. mid adulthood
III. Source #2 Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. Sometimes adolescents may be experimenting with drugs and alcohol or sexuality. During this time, peer groups and external appearance tend to increase in importance.
IV. Source #3
1. But in spite of shame, guilt, and denial, more and more women are wondering if it isn’t that they are entirely neurotic and alone but rather that something important is indeed at stake that has to do with relationship between female liberation and female beauty.
V. Change your thinking
A. What Influences a Person’s Self-Esteem?
B. Puberty and Development
1. Some people struggle with their self-esteem and body image when they begin puberty because it’s a time when the body goes through many changes.
2. These changes, combined with wanting to feel accepted by our friends, means it can be tempting to compare ourselves with others.
3. The trouble with that is, not everyone grows or develops at the same time or in the same way.
4. Media Images and Other Outside Influences
5. Our tweens and early teens are a time when we become more aware of celebrities and media images — as well as how other kids look and how we fit in.
6. We might start to compare ourselves with other people or media images
(1) (“ideals” that are frequently airbrushed).
b) All of this can affect how we feel about ourselves and our bodies even as we grow into our teens.
c) Families and School
A. Family life can sometimes influence our body image. Some parents or coaches might be too focused on looking a certain way or “making weight” for a sports team.
a. Family members might struggle with their own body image or criticize their kids’ looks
b. (“why do you wear your hair so long?” or “how come you can’t wear pants that fit you?”).
c. This can all influence a person’s self-esteem, especially if they’re sensitive to others peoples’ comments.
B. People also may experience negative comments and hurtful teasing about the way they look from classmates and peers. Although these often come from ignorance, sometimes they can affect body image and self-esteem.
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