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This video pamphlet collection, Understanding Issues Related to Today’s College Student, was compiled and produced by graduate students enrolled in CNS577 (Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals; Spring 2010). The videos are designed to bring awareness, propose implications, and offer helpful advice regarding a variety of issues that could impact the emotional, physical and mental well-being of today’s college student.
These videos cover an array of topics that will give you a sense of the many challenges facing life as a college student today. Our hope is that these videos can serve as a practical resource for college-bound high school students, current college students, parents and guardians, concerned friends, higher education professionals and others who desire information to provide awareness and offer assistance to those in need.
The project can also be accessed at http://edtech.wku.edu/~counsel/sa/cns577-videos.htm

Abstract

Every person has a view of their body image. However, some people’s views of their body image are more skewed than others. College students are no exception to this, in fact, college students may be at a higher risk than any other group of people to have a skewed body image. The student project completed on the subject showed that as the definition of body image upholds everyone looks at their bodies differently. Having a skewed body image can lead to: working out in excess, never being relaxed about his/her body, putting him/herself down a lot, checking weight more than once per day, constantly looking in the mirror, and a change in eating patterns which could also lead to eating disorders. There is almost no way to escape a person wanting to change his/her body image. However, one must be realistic about their body and set realistic goals for what they want to change.

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Student Counseling and Personnel Services

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Body image video