The Effects of Media on Young Adults with Eating Disorders

Kelsey Sherry, California State University, Monterey Bay


This senior capstone research is to examine the effects of media on young adults (age 18-24) with eating disorders. Through the use of literature review, interviews with five young adults with eating disorder and surveys of classmates in a small Liberal Studies class at a California State University on personal body image their relationship with the media, the results indicated that the media has both positive and negative effects on young adults with eating disorders depending on the different sources of media that may have alternate effects on the psyche of the young adults. The media also benefits young adults on keeping them up with current events as well as providing resources for them from recovering from eating disorder as well.