Does Barbie make girls want to be thin? The effect of experimental exposure to images of dolls on the body image of 5 to 8 Year-Old Girls

Dittmar, H., Halliwell, E. and Ive, S. (2006) Does Barbie make girls want to be thin? The effect of experimental exposure to images of dolls on the body image of 5 to 8 Year-Old Girls. Developmental Psychology, 42 (2). pp. 283-292. ISSN 0012-1649

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0012-1649.42.2.283


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This study is the first to develop a method of examining the effect on young girls of exposure to selected images (including Barbie) on body dissatisfaction, in an experimental setting. Discussion considers theoretical implications and possible interventions to limit harmful behavioural consequences of negative body image.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Barbie, girls, thin, images of dolls, body image, 5 to 8 Year-Old Girls
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:5678
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:09
Last Modified:05 Dec 2013 12:53

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