Influence of mass media: Men's body image and self-concept
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Evaluate the past and current literature related to body image and male health. Compare male self-concept amongst homosexual and heterosexual men, as well as within other subgroups of men. Analyze messaging within mass media and how this impacts upon self-concept.
Keyword(s): Gender, Communication
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a record of research, presentations and publications on the topic of body image and gender as it is correlated to our increasing epidemic of obesity. I have implemented curricula and programming relevant to this and other areas of public health disparities through the lifespan. Additional areas of my research include homelessness, aging and disease prevention. I am an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at Nova Southeastern University.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.