How to befriend your body (with Prof. Viren Swami)
2020 Nov 1042m 3s
What thoughts come to mind when you look at yourself in the mirror? We all have a body image - a sense of how we see and feel about our physical self - and many people feel they're not good enough, strong enough, or pretty enough compared to others. What affects our body image? What happens to us if we have a negative body image? And what role do our parents, friends, and the media play in shaping how we see ourselves? Answering these questions and more is Prof. Viren Swami, a social psychologist and expert on body image and human appearance. In this episode of Being Human, he joins Dr. Chua Sook Ning to discuss the factors that influence our body image, and what we can do to support ourselves and each other to rise above social and cultural ideals of physical appearance.