The mission of the Eating and Appearance Research Laboratory (E.A.R.L.) of Neapolis University Pafos is to identify, understand, and explore body image, disordered eating, and related concerns. The concerns about body image and disordered eating are growing significantly in modern society since societal demands encourage the achievement of an ideal image or lifestyle.
At E.A.R.L., we aim to achieve a greater understanding of how body image and disordered eating affect several psychological mechanisms, both at the individual and the collective/societal level. We aim to inform a variety of audiences such as research communities, the academia, clinicians, and the general public, and aid the application of knowledge to better health.
E.A.R.L. also strives to participate in advocacy and outreach opportunities by reaching out to community organizations to implement body-image-related and disordered eating programs and getting involved in activities that promote awareness of concerns and appreciation of the body.