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Jessica Ridgway

FSU researchers find plus-size fashion models help improve women’s psychological health

A new study by Florida State University researchers reveals women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models in the media compared to thin models. Women also experience enhanced psychological health after viewing plus-size models, according to the study published this week in the journal Communication Monographs. Russell Clayton, assistant […]

Faculty and Staff Briefs: May 2017

HONORS AND AWARDS Martin Mende, Ph.D. (Business) has been selected as the 2017 Emerging Scholar by the Marketing and Society Special Interest Group (MASSIG) of the American Marketing Association (AMA). The award honors the contributions of a researcher in the early stages of his or her academic career who tackles societal issues of significance that substantially advance our […]

An eye for fashion: Researcher finds optical illusion garments can improve body image

A dress with optical illusion patterns such as stripes or color blocking can alter how women see their bodies, according to a new study by a Florida State University researcher. “The goal of this research study was to investigate whether women experience increase body satisfaction through clothing, specifically through optical illusion garments,” said Jessica Ridgway, […]