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Costing the invisible: A review of the evidence examining the links between body image, aspirations, education and workplace confidence (2014)
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Halliwell, E., Diedrichs, P. C., & Orbach, S. (2014). Costing the invisible: A review of the evidence examining the links between body image, aspirations, education and workplace confidence

Throughout the world, girls and women are interested in their looks. What has been perceived as an enjoyable part of life is however imbued with negative economic and psychological costs which are rarely calculated. International studies confirm the... Read More about Costing the invisible: A review of the evidence examining the links between body image, aspirations, education and workplace confidence.

An Examination of the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image: Does Women’s Sexual Identity Make a Difference? (2014)
Journal Article
Huxley, C. J., Halliwell, E., & Clarke, V. (2015). An Examination of the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image: Does Women’s Sexual Identity Make a Difference?. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(3), 337-348. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684314554917

© 2014, © The Author(s) 2014. According to the tripartite influence model of body image, appearance pressures from family, friends, partners, and the media lead to body dissatisfaction and restrained eating behaviours. There is strong support for thi... Read More about An Examination of the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image: Does Women’s Sexual Identity Make a Difference?.

A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin (2014)
Journal Article
Huxley, C., Clarke, V., & Halliwell, E. (2014). A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(2), 273-284. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105312468496

Heterosexual women in Western cultures are known to experience body image concerns, dieting and disordered eating as a result of intense social pressures to be thin. However, it is theorised that lesbian and bisexual women belong to a subculture whi... Read More about A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin.

Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls (2014)
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Diedrichs, P. C., Halliwell, E., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2014). Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls. Health Psychology, 33(2), 201-204. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032585

Objective: Body image and eating disorder interventions based on cognitive dissonance have been shown to be effective among girls and women aged 14 and above. This article reports a preliminary examination of whether a dissonance intervention is also... Read More about Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls.

Can appearance conversations explain differences between gay and heterosexual men's body dissatisfaction? (2014)
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Diedrichs, P. C., Jankowski, G. S., Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C., & Halliwell, E. (2014). Can appearance conversations explain differences between gay and heterosexual men's body dissatisfaction?. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15(1), 68-77. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0031796

Men's body dissatisfaction is prevalent and a serious health concern as it is associated with negative outcomes including depression, disordered eating, and anabolic steroid abuse. Gay men are particularly vulnerable to body dissatisfaction, perhaps... Read More about Can appearance conversations explain differences between gay and heterosexual men's body dissatisfaction?.

Bisexual women's understandings of social marginalisation: 'The heterosexuals don't understand US but nor do the lesbians' (2014)
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Hayfield, N., Clarke, V., & Halliwell, E. (2014). Bisexual women's understandings of social marginalisation: 'The heterosexuals don't understand US but nor do the lesbians'. Feminism and Psychology, 24(3), 352-372. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353514539651

Drawing on interviews with 20 self-identified bisexual women, this paper contributes to the limited psychological literature on bisexual women by exploring their experiences of social marginalisation. These (mainly white and middle class) British bis... Read More about Bisexual women's understandings of social marginalisation: 'The heterosexuals don't understand US but nor do the lesbians'.



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