Discussion Question – Week 7

In Chapter 8, the author introduces issues related to physical development in adolescents and teenagers.  It is a crucial time of development.  This chapter discusses body concerns/body image issues in both developing males and females.  Do you feel like our society attempts to control our desire to be “physically perfect?”  How and why?  Have you or anyone you known suffered from body image issues?  Eating disorders?  Unhealthy diet and lifestyles?  How do you believe society’s push to be “thin” effects other areas of our development; i.e. relationships with others, mental and emotional health, temperament, ability to set and achieve goals in life, etc.?  What types of influences do we face each day with regards to having the “perfect” physical image? Book reference:American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Belsky, Janet. Experiencing the Lifespan: Fifth Edition. New York: Worth,2019

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