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PSYC 101: General Psychology - Shaban: Finding Background Information

Step 1: Search Terms from Research Question

Good Research Question = Poor Search Terms
       
How does social media impact users' perception of their body image?

 Find important words, and refine ambiguous terms

How does social media impact users' perception of their body image?

"social media" (define impact) (define user?(perception implied by "body image")

Good Search Terms:

         " social media," impact -> change,  user, "body image"

Step 3: Gather More Search Terms

Build keywords and synonyms

"Body Image" • "Self Image" • "Personal Perception"

User • Women • Men •Teens • Kids • Boys • Girls • Adolescents

Improved • Better • Increased • Decreased • "Reduced Satisfaction"

Dissatisfaction • Pride • Shame

"Social Media" • "Social Networks" • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram


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