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New studies find browsing for clothes online reduces self-esteem and body image. – Psychology Today

New studies find browsing for clothes online reduces self-esteem and body image. – Psychology Today

Source: Liza Summer/Pexels When researchers began studying the link between women’s body image and images of women in the media, the focus was on fashion magazines, movies, and television programs. More recently, scientists have studied the impact of social media imagery on women’s body image. But a new study out of Australia takes on the impact of a relatively ignored source of exposure to highly edited media images of women: online shopping websites. In this study, researchers found evidence that online shopping for a particular category of clothing—activewear—may have an especially negative impact on women’s body image and self-esteem. At this point,… 

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