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UPI:Park discusses sensitivities over one's appearance

Release Date: January 26, 2007

An article distributed by UPI reports on UB research that showed that self-affirmation or having close relationships helps people cope with insecurities regarding their appearance, and quotes Lora Park, assistant professor of psychology, who said, "Being reminded of an object in the room did nothing to improve people's self-esteem or mood following the appearance threat. However, a reminder of one's strengths or close relationships was enough to reduce the damaging effects of thinking about negative aspects of one's appearance." Go to article.

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