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 […]

Fight Eating Disorders With Facebook

Florida State University researchers examined whether social media usage is linked to eating disorders. The first study examined 960 college women who answered a self-reported eating disorder screening assessment. As a result, there was a small but still significant positive correlation found between eating disorders and the duration of Facebook usage by these women. The […]


According to this article, new research proves that high Facebook usage is linked to an increased risk of eating disorders. Research investigators at Florida State University analyzed 960 college women and discovered that the more time these women spent on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. The reason behind this discovery is […]

Factors That May Contribute to Eating Disorders

Before singling out and focusing on how social media impacts on eating disorders, we first need to look at all the possible contributing factors. NEDA or the National Eating Disorders Association provides information on their website for everything one may need to know about eating disorders. One of their many links is factors that may […]