Body Acceptance Week 2022- Tuesday
"Beauty Sickness" and Social Media
Tuesday, 2/22 at 8:00 PM CST, Zoom
“Ask Me Anything” with Northwestern’s Renee Engeln, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of the Body and Media Lab
Pre-registration is required. Register here.
Renee Engeln is an award-winning professor of psychology at Northwestern University. She is the author of Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women. Her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and at academic conferences, and she speaks to groups across the country. She is regularly interviewed by a variety of national media outlets. Her TEDx talk at the University of Connecticut has more than half a million views on YouTube. She blogs regularly for Psychology Today, and writes on Medium.
The Body and Media Lab focuses on issues surrounding women’s body images. Recent investigations have tackled negative body talk, attitudes toward media images of women, the impact of "you are beautiful" messages on body esteem, anti-fat bias, and the use of self-compassion to increase body satisfaction.
- Northwestern Professor Renee Engeln, Body and Media Lab and Author of Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women, talks about body acceptance and self-compassion:
- An epidemic of beauty sickness | Renee Engeln | TEDxUConn 2013
- Is Beauty Culture Hurting Us? - Glad You Asked S1
- Our Body Image and Social Media: Live Life Unfiltered | Keisha & Teagan Simpson Simpson | TEDxOttawa
- Engeln, R., Loach, R., Imundo, M., & Zola, A. (2020). Compared to Facebook, Instagram use causes more appearance comparison and greater body dissatisfaction in college women. Body Image, 34, 38-45.
- Luxury Fashion Won't End Fatphobia
- The paradox of online “body positivity”
- Op-ed: Women, don’t give up your comfortable clothes
- Why Does Women's Clothing Have to Be So Uncomfortable?
- Zoom Fatigue Is Worse When You Don't Like Your Face