Formal Research Paper

Eating Disorders and Social Media With over 1.23 billion users on Facebook, 1 billion users on YouTube, 243 million active users on Twitter, 150 million on Instagram, 70 million users on Pinterest and 108.9 blogs on Tumblr, our lives have never been more intertwined with digital technology (Smith 1).┬áThough living in a technologically advanced society […]

Final Reflection

Writing in general has never been a strong suit for me. Ever since I could remember, I have always seemed to struggle when it came to reading and writing. As a result, over the years I have worked diligently and tried to the highest degree to improve my writing skills and become a decent writer. […]

Rhetorical Analysis

Over the course of the semester, all research and data collected has focused on examining the close relationship between social media usage and the rise in eating disorders within America. Through my extensive research, social media has proven to have a major impact on adolescents and eating disorders. Because of the increase in the number […]

Facebook Photo Activity Associated With Body Image Disturbance In Adolescent Girls

Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking contains research on a study that examined the relationship between body image and adolescent girls’ activity on Facebook. Research proves that elevated internet exposure is positively correlated with increased body image dissatisfaction among adolescent girls. This correlation especially pertains to Facebook and so the study wanted to specify which specific […]

Status Update: Maladaptive Facebook Usage Predicts Increases In Body Dissatisfaction And Bulimic Symptoms

The study expressed in this journal article examined the effects of online social evaluations and comparisons on body dissatisfaction and bulimic ┬ásymptoms. Over about a 4 week period, 232 college women used by researchers to look at the effects of maladaptive Facebook usage on body dissatisfaction and bulimic symptoms. The participants were asked to take […]