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Media usage and self-objectification in young women

The mediating role of appearance comparisons in the relationship between media usage and self-objectification in young women From Psychology of Women Quarterly The media’s portrayal of women is often sexually objectifying because it focuses on women’s appearance rather than on … Continue reading

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Envy rather than admiration motivates people to better themselves

Why envy outperforms admiration From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin This paper considers what motivates people to improve themselves. Across four studies the authors find that benign envy stimulates better performance. They reveal that admiration feels good but does not … Continue reading

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