Final Project


Research Question:

What is the role of the media on eating-disorders?

Two Scholarly Articles:

Wilksch, Simon M., Mitchell R. Durbridge, and Tracey D. Wade “A Preliminary Controlled Comparison of Programs Designed to Reduce Risk of Eating Disorders Targeting Perfectionism and Media Literacy.” Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 47.8 (2008): 939-947. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 7 Dec. 2009.

Levine, Michael P., and Sarah k. Murnen “Everybody Knows that Mass Media Are/Are Not [Pick One] a Cause of Eating Disorders”: A Critical Review of Evidence For a Causal Link Between Media, Negative Body Image, and Disordered Eating in Females.” Journal of Social & clinical Psychology 28.1 (2009): 9-42. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 7 Dec 2009.

Web Site:

Kirby, Sharon. “Media & Eating Disorders.” Disordered Eating. Disordered Web. 7 Dec. 2009.

Current News Article:

Devine, Brandi. “A Stand Against Eating Disorders.” The Stroud Courier. 12 Nov 2009. Web. Google News. 7 Dec. 2009.

A Popular Non-News Article:

Stoppard, Miriam. “New Hope for Anorexia; Dear Miriam.” The Mirror. December 2009, Sec..FEATURES: 38. LexisNexis Academic Universe. Web. 7 Dec. 2009.

Book in the AUC Library:

Ogden, Jane. The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior.Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2003. Print.

Film in the AUC Library:

I’m a Child Anorexic. BBCW Production; Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2007. Documentary video.


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