Protecting our Body Image

Protecting our Body Image

The Lisa Show

Emotional Maturity in Relationships and Unhealthy Striving

Episode: Emotional Maturity in Relationships and Unhealthy Striving

  • Oct 21, 2021 12:00 pm
  • 18:42 mins

While conversations around body positivity are increasing, so are the negative and false images of beauty. We still see unattainable standards on social media, online, and in movies. It can be difficult, mostly for women, to feel their most confident when every magazine and post is promoting products that say they will help you look like someone else. So how can we stay body positive without having to avoid all of the false expectations we see that can make us feel bad about our natural bodies? Today we are talking with Dr. Jessica Alleva, an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on how to help people to develop positive body image, and on understanding the influences on how we feel about our body.