Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Gender and Media Talk Podcast: Athlete or Sex Symbol and The Price of Sexy 

Today on Gender and Media Talk we’re talking with Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Dr. Daniels is a developmental psychologist who … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Agents or Objects: Which will you be?

Are women and girls primarily agents in their own lives or objects to fulfill the needs in the lives of others? This question was brought forward very strongly to me when … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

More on healthy body image

Yesterday in class, my students and I talked about the challenges to a healthy body image. I shared a few tips we came up with to help children and adolescents … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Building a positive body image

We had a great conversation in one of my classes today about body image. We focused on what parents and other caring adults can do to help a child build … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Objectification: Body Image and Young Children

Body Image Issues: 6-Year-Old Girl Worries She Is Fat – ABC News. In the article linked above, a six-year-old girl talks about needing to lose weight and a group of … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Does Media Matter: Media and the Self

One of the things that I hear quite often when I talk about why media matters is the idea that children and adolescents understand that media does not depict reality. … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 9 Comments

Victory for Young Consumer Activist: Seventeen’s Body Peace Treaty

Julia Bluhm organized a petition to Seventeen magazine asking that they provide girls with more realistic images of beauty. This article shares the fact that Seventeen has agreed, making a … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 3 Comments
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