Interview – Body Image and Self Esteem

For our research task my group has decided to focus on body image and how low self-esteem comes about in both men and women. We’ve decided to particularly look into how low self-esteem comes about through media (magazines, television, advertising). As we’re focusing on this we’ve compiled questions that will analyse how the people partaking in the survey can rank how media may affect them. … Continue reading Interview – Body Image and Self Esteem

The Pressure To Be Perfect

Today we live in a world where body image is everything, unfortunate but it seems unavoidable. Everyone cares too much about the way they look and what everyone else thinks about them. According to Sheldon the average American woman is “5’4’’ and 140 pounds, whereas the average female model portrayed in the media is 5’11” and 120 pounds.” The images that we are constantly faced … Continue reading The Pressure To Be Perfect

Research Ethics

A code of research ethics and journalist ethics apply so that people are provided with guidelines of responsible practice to ensure people are ethical and honest in their work. Although both codes don’t necessarily enforce any consequences if the guidelines aren’t followed it will undoubtedly ruin any trust and believability a person` has built in their career. Ethics are essentially moral principles which define what … Continue reading Research Ethics

Changing Attitudes Towards the Objectification of Women in Advertising

The article titled, The Sexual Objectification Of Women In Advertising: A Contemporary Cultural Perspective, studies the attitudes of young women regarding sexually objectifying advertising. The journal combines results from two previous studies, the first from 1991 and the second from 2000, as well as a recent study conducted by the authors. For this study they took questions from the two previous surveys and received views … Continue reading Changing Attitudes Towards the Objectification of Women in Advertising

So research doesn’t always involve textbooks? Tell me more!

Researching is often something most people learn to despise, especially as we reach university. It’s boring, tedious and time-consuming, right? Well, a lot of the time that’s not necessarily the case. Research is an aspect of everyday life, although often we may not even realise it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely in the mind space where I find research to be something daunting and … Continue reading So research doesn’t always involve textbooks? Tell me more!