Being Aware of How Social Media Affects Adolescents’ Body Image, During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

As National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb. 22-28) approaches, it’s important for parents to be aware of how social media affects adolescents’ body image.  Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., a senior research scientist and director of the Youth, Media and Wellbeing Research…

Sounds, Smells Could Sway Our Self-Image

A lemony scent and light sounds could change the way you feel about yourself. Previously, researchers have shown that visual and tactile stimulation can change a person’s perception of their own body weight. Research being presented by Giada Brianza at the 179th ASA Meeting, has found our hearing and sense of smell can also change how we feel about our self-image, which could help improve healthy behaviors.