Body Positivity on Social Media: Impact on Mental Health


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Roshni Harish

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Vishwa Solanki


Ribah Shaikh

In this digital age, social media holds a significant amount of power to influence our thoughts and impact our mental health and emotional well-being. WPI Business School graduate students Roshni Harish, Ribah Shaikh and Vishwa Solanki teamed up to explore this phenomenon.

Their summer research project, “#Bodypositivity on Social Media: Impact on Mental Health” investigated the immediate impact of an individual viewing a body positive post on Instagram and how it could effect their self-esteem, mood, and view of their own body.