From movies to magazines, traditional media has long been criticised for perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards—thin ideals that generate low self-esteem among women and girls.
How many likes did I get? The rush of self-esteem that comes with the ubiquitous thumbs-up has more people asking that question, as Facebook and other social media sites offer more ways for friends to endorse photos and posts.
College-age women who participate in sorority rush largely describe the process as negative but report a sense of belonging and support once they're in the group, according to research from University of Pennsylvania psychologist ...
While most studies of parental sex discrimination explore the devastating social and demographic effects of a cultural preference for boys, a new studyexamines its psychological effects on the girls themselves.
People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists, according to new research.
New research from the University of Kent suggests the fashion industry could benefit from using average-sized models rather than size zero in marketing campaigns.
Unemployed workers who continue to identify with their former employer report higher well-being even after being fired or laid off from the company, according to a study published Nov. 9 in the Journal of Managerial Psychology.
(Medical Xpress) -- Knowing that your colleagues and peers earn more than you can actually raise your satisfaction levels, but only if you are under 45, according to new research from the University of St Andrews.
How much is too much when it comes to after-school activities for adolescents?
Instead of feeling stressed by the money they owe, many young adults actually feel empowered by their credit card and education debts, according to a new nationwide study.