By Kate Baird, psychology student at University of Strathclyde and newly-wed The summer months are peak wedding season; the ultimate declaration of love and joy … and potentially stress! Western marriage has historically been grounded in patriarchal ideals of the virginal, obedient bride aglow in the perfect white dress, gifted to her husband-to-be (Currie, 2019). …...Continue Reading Your wedding day: survive body image expectations and own it
Summer is around the corner and as many are headed for the tanning salons to achieve that sun-kissed look, have you wondered how this whole trend came about? Listen to historian Dr Fabiola Creed talk about the invention of the sunbed and how its use and societal position have changed over time. Also, how does …...Continue Reading Sunbeds, tanning, and the media
Read the opinion piece by our team member Dr Jane Morris published today in The Press and Journal in Aberdeen....Continue Reading Dr Jane Morris: Eating disorders and social media go hand in hand – there’s money to be made from our insecurities
By Petya Eckler Mothers. They shape us in so many ways: from the genes we inherit, to the foods we learn to love (or hate!), to the family rituals we share in childhood and the worldviews we accept as our own. Mothers are also major role models for children’s body image development. Many studies …...Continue Reading Mother’s Day: Mums from our team share how they encourage good body image in their children
by Piera Ramljak, University of Strathclyde psychology student It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021! Time to remind ourselves we can always learn more about the inside world of those around us. The “new normal” of the Covid-19 lockdowns has undoubtedly been a very challenging experience for most people, including those with mental health conditions and …...Continue Reading COVID-19 and Eating Disorders: Has Lockdown Exacerbated the Problem?