Improved body image for improved well-being is the purpose of the new University of Missouri Center for Body Image Research and Policy.
Ginny Ramseyer Winter is the director of the center, in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences. Ramseyer Winter said it’s the only body image research center that she’s aware of in the United States. She is an assistant professor in the MU School of Social Work.
“I think it’s always been a significant issue,” she said about body image. “With social media it’s an issue that’s intensifying. Within body image research is positive body image research.”