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dc.contributor.authorVelissaris, Vasiliki-
dc.descriptionThis item is only available electronically.en
dc.description.abstractSocial networking sites are abundant with thin-ideal beauty standards for women. As a result, some users are challenging these unrealistic ideals in creative, humorous ways. The aim of the present study was to experimentally investigate the effect of exposure to humorous, parody images on women’s body dissatisfaction, body shame and mood. Participants were 173 women aged between 18 and 61 years, who were randomly assigned to view either one of three sets of Instagram images: thin-ideal celebrity posts; humorous parody images of the celebrity post paired with the thin-ideal; or the humorous parody post alone. Results indicated that exposure to the parody images alone decreased body dissatisfaction, body shame and negative mood, relative to exposure of thin-ideal images alone. Moreover, exposure to the parody images alone resulted in less body dissatisfaction than exposure to parody images paired with the thin-ideal image. The findings were moderated by trait thin-ideal internalisation, whereby individuals with high thin-ideal internalisation experienced less body dissatisfaction after viewing parody images alone, compared to the paired parody and thinideal images. Overall, the findings contribute to existing literature by providing support for the use of humorous parody images for decreasing body dissatisfaction, body shame and negative mood in women.en
dc.subjectMasters; Psychology; Clinicalen
dc.titleThe effect of exposure to parodies of thin-ideal images on women’s body image, body shame and mooden
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Psychology-
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dc.description.dissertationThesis (M.Psych(Clinical)) -- University of Adelaide, School of Psychology, 2021-
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