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Research Proposal

Steffen Guenzel

SP 2013

Date: 2/1/14 To: Professor Steffen Guenzel From: Aubrey Ferreira Subject of my paper: Advertising affects on self-image and eating disorders. Purpose: My major is advertising so researching how advertisements affect people in terms of their self-image, self-esteem and how it leads to eating disorders. Preliminary Thesis/Argument: Advertisements affect people with their idea of perfection causing people to have a lower self-esteem and even be a reason so many Americans have eating disorders. Intended audience: Fellow first year advertising majors. Types of research areas: I will do Internet research, journal research and field research. Kinds of sources I will use and why they will benefit my paper: I plan on having a balanced variety of sources. They will help strengthen the arguments and points in my paper by providing clear evidence to whatever point I am trying to make. I plan on talking to someone in my professional field as well as using credible Internet sources. Graphs or charts: I may or may not use graphs or charts. I will have to figure it out when I am further into my research. Documentation Style: MLA Tentative List of References: Body Image." - The Media Lies. 18 Feb. 2014 <http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/book/excerpt.asp?id=2>. Body Image and Advertising, and Harry Croft. "Eating Disorders: Body Image and Advertising." Healthy Place. 3 June 2013. 10 Feb. 2014 <http://www.healthyplace.com/eatingdisorders/articles/eating-disorders-body-image-and-advertising/>. Botelho, Greg, and Melissa Abbey. "Seventeen magazine vows not to alter images, to 'celebrate every kind of beauty'" CNN. 01 Jan. 1970. Cable News Network. 19 Feb. 2014 <http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/05/us/seventeen-photoshopping/>. Cusumano, Dale L., and J. Kevin Thompson. "Body Image and Body Shape Ideals in Magazines: Exposure, Awareness, and Internalization." Sex Roles 37 (1997): 701-21. SpringerLink. 10 Feb. 2014 <http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02936336?LI=true>.

Research Proposal

Steffen Guenzel

SP 2013

Heinberg, Leslie J., and J. Kevin Thompson. "Body Image and Televised Images of Thinness and Attractiveness: A Controlled Laboratory Investigation." Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 14 (1995): 325-38. Guilford Press. 12 Feb. 2014 <http://guilfordjournals.com/doi/abs/10.1521/jscp.1995.14.4.325>. LeTrent, Sarah. "'Attractive & Fat' ad spoofs Abercrombie." CNN. 01 Jan. 1970. Cable News Network. 19 Feb. 2014 <http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/23/living/abercrombie-attractive-andfat/>. "Mass Media and the Female Body Image." AuthorSTREAM. 19 Feb. 2014 <http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/aSGuest50170-420688-mass-media-female-bodyimage-feminist-beauty-myth-entertainment-ppt-powerpoint/>. "Media, Body Image, and Eating Disorders | National Eating Disorders Association." We live in a media-saturated world and do not control the message. National Eating Disorders Association. 15 Feb. 2014 <http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/media-body-image-and-eating-disorders>. "Self Image/Media Influences." Just Say Yes RSS. Justsayyes.org. 18 Feb. 2014 <http://www.justsayyes.org/topics/self-image-media-influences/>. Swinson, Jo. "False beauty in advertising and the pressure to look 'good'" CNN. 10 Aug. 2011. Cable News Network. 16 Feb. 2014 <http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/08/08/swinson.airbrushing.ads/>. Villines, Zawn. "How Advertisements Targeting Women Undermine Body Image." GoodTherapyorg Therapy Blog How Advertisements Targeting Women Undermine Body Image Comments. 10 July 2013. GoodTherapy.org. 16 Feb. 2014 <http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-advertisements-targeting-women-undermine-bodyimage-0708137>. Wallace, Kelly. "Helping teens build a healthy body image." CNN. 09 Jan. 2014. Cable News Network. 18 Feb. 2014 <http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/09/living/parents-teens-healthy-livingbody-image/>. Yamamiya, Yuko, Thomas F. Cash, Susan E. Melnyk, Heidi D. Posavac, and Steven S. Posavac. "Women's exposure to thin-and-beautiful media images: Body image effects of media-ideal internalization and impact-reduction interventions." Body Image 2 (2005): 74-80. ScienceDirect. 12 Feb. 2014 <http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1740144504000737>.