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The Mirror in My Mind: Body Image and Self-Esteem

Everywhere we look in magazines, on billboards, no TV, and in the movies there are surgically perfected women who are unrealistically thin and men whose muscles ripple and bulge.

How can the rest of us measure up to these standards? And why should we? This video explores and explains the damages these cultural forces can do to a young persons developing sense of self-worth. How does social comparison, upward and downward, affect self-esteem?

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