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Malgorzata Skorek

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Graduate Student, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
During the COE Graduate Training she will explore the effects of exposure to mass media portrayals of thinness on body satisfaction, self-esteem and perception of weight-related health risks in an ethnically diverse group of women. Even though a lot of literature tackled the issue of negative effects of exposure to such imagery, almost no research looked at the effects in non-White women, who may be an even more vulnerable group. Moreover, Malgorzata will also make methodological contributions to prior research by combining common explicit measures with novel implicit methodology (implicit tasks are based on reaction times and allow researchers to analyze less conscious and thus more reliable responses of participants).