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Social Media and Eating Disorders

Course Description:

Social media has quickly emerged as one of the most utilized forms of communication. The function of social media has changed in types and function, ultimately changing the way we engage relationally with one another. While many benefits can be attributed to this platform of communication the research has cited an overwhelmingly negative impact on self and body image. While social media is typically not the singular cause in the development of an eating disorder, it can be a contributing factor.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Overview of the current research and implications of social media and eating disorders.
  2. Articulate effective interventions regarding social medias effect on the eating disorder population.
  3. Have a general knowledge base and understanding of the historical role of women and the media.

Danielle L. Cornia, Psy.D.

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