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A parallel process operates for men, but in this case the ideal that is socioculturally transmitted is a mesomorphic and muscular V-shaped body, with broad shoulders, well-developed upper body, flat but muscular stomach (“six-pack abs”), and narrow waist and hips. Again, this hypermuscular ideal is impossible for most men to achieve by healthy means. Nevertheless, it is internalized by many, resulting in body dissatisfaction 14 I. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS and a potentially unhealthy pursuit of muscularity (via compulsive exercise, supplements, or steroids).
2007). The muscular ideal: Psychological, social, and 1. Understanding Body Images 11 medical perspectives. — Considers how cultural and personal ideals and pursuits of a muscular physique affect men (and some women). , & Neziroglu, F. (2010). Body dysmorphic disorder: A treatment manual. —A volume that integrates theory and science on body dysmorphic disorder and delineates the elements of treatment. Chapter 2 Sociocultural Perspectives on Human Appearance and Body Image Marika Tiggemann Introduction Appearance in general and body image in particular have become very important constructs in contemporary Western societies.
Stice, E. (1994). Review of the evidence for a sociocultural model of bulimia nervosa and an exploration of the mechanisms of action. —Perhaps the earliest articulation of a specific sociocultural model for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. , Frederick, D. , et al. (2010). The attractive female body weight and female body dissatisfaction in 26 countries across 10 world regions: Results of the International Body Project I. —The largest existing cross-national comparison of body image ideals.