The association between Instagram, body image, and unhealthy eating behaviours

Angullia, Sarah Achmed (2019). The association between Instagram, body image, and unhealthy eating behaviours. University of Birmingham. Clin.Psy.D.

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Volume I consists of a systematic literature review, empirical research paper, and public dissemination document. The systematic review of Instagram and eating disorder (ED) psychopathology found that content viewed on Instagram, rather than overall Instagram consumption, may reflect individuals ED psychopathology. However, further research displaying greater internal and external reliability is required before a comprehensive consensus of findings can be achieved and used to inform the development of targeted online public health campaigns or interventions. The research paper presents a study exploring the associations between Instagram, body image, and orthorexia nervosa (ON), an alleged ED that is characterised by a preoccupation with consuming healthy and pure foods. Instagram usage may be an important factor to consider in treatment and prevention efforts. The public dissemination document provides an accessible overview of the review and research paper.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Clin.Psy.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology


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