n. the conceptual image formed about one's own body. It is the sum of all thoughts, feelings, and opinions evoked when a person views his or her physique. See body image. Compare body percept.

BODY CONCEPT: "People are able to change their body concept for the better, not only by changing the way they look but also by improving the way they think and feel about themselves."
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