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Body Images: Development, Deviance, and Change

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How does an individual form a body image? Where do the internal representations of one’s body image intersect with the external bodily reality? How does a person adjust the image to reflect the changes wrought by aging, disease, deformity, or injury? What is the role of body images in the development of eating disorders and other psychological disorders? What psychotherapeutic and medical procedures facilitate positive body-image changes?In the last two decades, questions such as these have…

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Why are breasts so attractive? After all, they’re just fat and mammary tissue. Is it a psychological thing to do with breastfeeding as infants?(r/askscience)

First off, I’d like to point out that as a primarily psychological topic that it is difficult, if not impossible, to differentiate whether or not breasts are attractive based on evolutionary biological impulses or cultural, sociological constructs. At this point no one in the primary literature (that I know of) agrees that breasts are ~~objectively~~ universally attractive among humans.

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The Guilford Press

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Body Images: Development, Deviance, and Change

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