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Women's desire for a "thigh gap" may be fueling eating disorders

BALLWIN, Mo. Experts in eating disorders are concerned about an Internet-fueled trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue an elusive and …

Eating Disorder Statistics

<b>PREVALENCE</b><p>It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder – seven million women and one million men<br>• One in 200 American women suffers …

What are Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental illnesses that can affect people of every age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic …

'Pretty Little Liars' Food Horror Video Reveals The Show's Eating Issues

"Pretty Little Liars," ABC Family's addictive teen soap opera/thriller has a problem -- a food problem.<p>The hit show centers around the lives of four best friends in the fictional East Coast town of Rosewood. The young women are tormented by the murder of their close friend Alison and a group of …

Body Image Issues Among Young Women More Influenced By Peers Than TV, Study Finds

Although the media has commonly been targeted for its role in promoting body image issues among adolescent girls, recent research suggests that another factor may be more influential in the development of poor physical self-image: A girl's group of friends.<p>A recent Texas A&M University study found …

The Monster Talent: Lady Gaga

<b>Lady Gaga is a Woman of the Year because... "When you interact with her, you become very aware of your life, your possibilities. You walk away thinking, OK, let's do it."</b><p><b>—Jeff Koons, artist</b><p>She's a singer. No, she's a performance artist. No, an activist. Actually, she's an icon. But whoever Lady …

9 Highest Paying Psychology Careers and Salaries

There is a tremendous diversity among psychology professions, and salaries and yearly earnings are just as varied. In a struggling economy, many …

Psychology

Color Psychology: Does It Affect How You Feel?

Do you feel anxious in a yellow room? Does the color blue make you feel calm and relaxed? Artists and interior designers have long believed that …

Is Casual Sex Leading to Psychological Distress, Anxiety and Depression in Young People? Study Yields Shocking Results

Pre-marital and casual sex have, in many ways, become societal norms. When young people take abstinence pledges, they are seemingly in a minority. As unrestricted sex becomes more prominent or, at the least, more accepted, many argue that its effects are nothing to worry about.<p>“Times have changed” …

The Psychology Behind Consumer Behavior

Are you interested in why and how people buy some products and not others? Have you ever wondered how media messages influence a shopper's buying …

The psychology of stress and how teachers can manage it

Despite much discussion concerning the nature of workplace stress, our jobs are getting more and not less stressful. While stress certainly isn't unique to the teaching profession, working in schools does throw up a number of situations that are unique to education while the current climate of …

Prisoners Gain Psychological Benefits From Yoga

Researchers say prisoners can gain psychological benefits from yoga; improving an inmate’s overall mood and mental well-being, and positively …

Boston bombings: psychological recovery 'will be a marathon', says doctor

Dr Terence Keane, a psychiatrist at the Boston Medical Center where many victims of bombings are being treated, advises the city's citizens on how best to recover psychologically from the attacks.<p>A week on from the <b>Boston Marathon bombings</b> which killed three people and injured over 170, psychiatrist …

Six Psychological Secrets to Public Speaking

This is a guest post by Bryan Kelly. He lives in Chicago and interviews experts like Michael Hyatt, Chris Brogan, and Jeff Goins about presentation …

Public Speaking

What Can You Do With a Bachelor's in Psychology?

Students who also earn a teaching certificate along with their bachelor's degree in psychology can also become teachers. Some graduates may opt to …

Psychology

Career Options With a Graduate Degree in Psychology

Students who are interested in studying psychology are often advised that earning a graduate degree is a good idea, and in some cases even a basic …

Psychology