n. a mental picture which one forms of the body as a whole. This covers both the physical characteristics and functional aspects (body percept) along with the psychological and behavioral attitudes toward them (body concept). See body identity- also body schema.

BODY IMAGE: "If you invest in a positive mindset, then it will certainly be a boost to the body image you already have."
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