Publication Date

Fall 2010

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Arts


Communication and Training

First Advisor

David Rhea, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Jason Zingsheim, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Marilyn Yirku, M.A.


According to the renowned Mayo Clinic, having a low self-image can lead people to suffer harmful: physical, emotional, and behavioral consequences. Much of women’s selfimage is reliant on comparing themselves to the media’s perception of beauty. In an effort to bolster American women’s self-esteem, a workshop is proposed to explore the relation between portrayal of unconventional models on television shows and women’s/viewer’s self-image.


Chapter 5, How to improve your self-image and self-confidence from "Mastering Personal and Interpersonal Skills", by Peter Haddon (eboook, 1st Edition, Thorogood) (ISBN 9781854188601) has been removed due to copyright.