Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2021


Copyright © 2021 Kendra Karnish


The psyche is impacted by social norms projected by society. This is evident when “Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media.” (Palmer, 2013, para. 4). Asserted norm about body image effected teens negatively. There are beauty norms that target teens throughout the world, which can cause mental health issues. This is due to pressure they feel to look or act a certain way even if these standards are physically unattainable. Research of these society norms brings awareness of dangerous implications put on adolescents. Societal stereotyped beauty standards pushed upon teens increases mental and physical health issues that decrease positive self imagery.