Open Access Media

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Video 1: Looking at Models Affects Your Brain 

Description: This 3-min accessible news story introduces the problem of media images of thinness and discusses research that shows how looking at underweight women can change one’s ideas about thinness. Cultural differences in beauty standards are also discussed.

Video 2: Photoshopping Real Women Into Cover Models

Description: This BuzzFeedVideo critiques media representations of women by taking regular women, giving them professional makeup, and taking photographs of them that are then submitted to photoshopping, in the way that might be done for cover models. Views about ideals and standards are discussed and critiqued.