Real World Study
I get emails, still, asking me to link to this or that thing because of this blog. I tend to check them unless they’re obviously spam, but I don’t tend to link them. I’ve encountered an exception.
Over at Deakin University (in Australia for us furriners), there’s a psych research study (student research, but those have sprung to interesting things before and will again) on body image. Actually, on virtual body image, difference from real body image, and related, well, psychological issues.
If you’re willing and interested – oh, yes, and if you’re a male age 18 or older – you can participate by dropping in at www.deakin.edu.au/psychology/research/virtualimage/ . That’s the permission form and plain language explanation to get started.
I’m going to note the date of posting: 9 January 2010. If it’s March or later that you’re reading this you’re probably too late.
And to Dr. Alexander Mussap and Mr Jon-Paul Cacioli – good luck and good hunting.