Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Mirrors and Distorted Body Image by Allison Jupiter, LCSW-R, CEDS

  I thought I would start this post by relating how one of my favorite paintings by Pablo Picasso is similar to the issues many of my patients face.  It is entitled ”Girl Before a Mirror.”  The picture was painted by Picasso about his lover, Marie Therese Walter.  One of the things the picture represents is how differently she sees herself from the […]

Does Beauty Squash Our Intelligence?

February 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image, Loving Your Body, Self Esteem

Does being attractive hamper our intellectual development? A new study in social psychology suggests it does, according to Psych Central. In the study, women who are looked at as sexual objects not only react as sexual objects, they also exhibit less proficiency with math. The research examined the effect of the “objectifying gaze” (the visual […]

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