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Change Your Walk to Change Your Mood

In a new study, people who were prompted to walk in a more depressed style, with less arm movement and their shoulders rolled forward, experienced worse moods than those who were encouraged to walk in a happier style. “It is not surprising that our mood, the way we feel, affects how we walk, but we [...]

Girls’ Body Image Affected By Older Peers

The media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents. However, a study out today in Psychology of Women Quarterly finds a different source for body dissatisfaction among young girls: older girls at school. A research team led by Jaine Strauss, Professor of Psychology at Macalester College, surveyed 1,536 5th through 8th-grade female students attending schools [...]