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Positive Body Image Regarding Adolescents

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Body Image
Adolescence Psychology 231
Instructor Susan Ellen Freyre
Student Irene Walker
Liberty University
April 11, 2013

PART ONE
Adolescence is a very difficult time for teenagers a time when there huge changes in the physical and mental development. The adolescent is faced with many images of how they think should look, through social media and magazine advertisements. When we think about body image, the media and society puts tremendous pressure on teenagers and adults to meet a certain criteria in order to have a positive body image. Unfortunately, many adolescents try to emulate the body images and styles they see on television, advertisements in magazine and internet. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the influences of an advertisement that is targeted toward the adolescent audience, and the teenage group. I discovered an interesting advertisement on a website called The STIR. The website can be found at http://thestir.cafemom.com/. The feature of this advertisement is, 8 T-Shirts You DON’T Want to See on Your Teen Daughter. T-Shirts appeal to all age groups because they are fun and comfortable to wear for many occasions. These particular T-shirts are designed for their shock value. The eight T-Shirt descriptions are as follows: 1.The female model wearing the green T-Shirt appears to be between 13-15years of age. The model posing on a park bench has long light brown hair is thin, with tan to light skin, and she is full breasted. The caption on the shirt is a recycle symbol and the words ‘’I Recycle Boys’’. 2. The second T-Shirt is white with big black painted lips on it and the words in red letters, with the caption, YOUNG & RESTLESS. 3. The third T-Shirt is black with caption I LOVE the SITUATION, written across the front of it. 4 T-Shirt numbers 4 is a red hearts back grounded, light purple shirt, with an ice cream Sunday, and a cherry on top of it. The words I’M A HOT MESS written across the body...

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