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1 Exposure to ultra thin models models treated
with praise and interest role model made
What is the process by which the SCLT imitation of role model approval and praise
suggests individuals develop the disorder? therefore behaviour reinforced.
Also, the learning process involves media
2 Girls internalise cultural standards of
feminine beauty
Describe the process of the SCLT, as Tension between self and ideal self
suggested by StreigelMoore and Bulik. Dissatisfaction
Diet and obsession with food
ED develops
3 Becker Fiji study. 1995 TV introduced, higher
rates of ED
Name two individual studies which provides Nasser studied Egyptian women studying in
support for SCLT. London and Cairo, and found 12% of L
developed ED compared with 0% of E women.
These studies show the importance of
westernised ideals in the development of AN.
4 Becker cultural specific and small sample. This
Evaluate the two named studies means it cannot be generalised to the population.
5 Jaeger cross cultural study: 2000 medical
students answered selfreport Q'aire on body
Name one metaanalysis which shows strong dissatisfaction. Found that the greater
support for cultural significance of western dissatisfaction existed in the Medditeranian
ideals followed by N.Europe. There was also an
intermediate level of dissatisfaction which was
associated with developing nations.
6 AN is not culturally bound however there is a
greater prevalence in westernised nations.
What is the overall trend for AN and The overall trend is that frequency is proportional
culture? to western influence.

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Explains why eating disorders are more
common in the west million $ fashion
Name four strengths for the SCLT 2. explains the recent increase in numbers
of diagnosis
3. Link to gender development stereo
4. links to personality perfectionism, low
self esteem
8 1. not everyone who diets develops AN
Name two weaknesses of the SCLT 2. Studies are cultural specific.…read more

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2. Chemical imbalance in neurotransmitters
3. neurodevelopment problematic birth
and season of birth
Name the three subsections of the
biological explanation
2 Causes for AN are the same one which cause
physical illnesses.
Describe the basic assumption of the
biological approach
3 The genetic factors are that there is a genetic
predisposition for AN. To test this twin studies
have been used, and have found that there is a
Describe the genetic factors, and explain clear genetic component to AN.…read more

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Kaye PET scans 12 healthy F, 12 AN F.
He found that there was increased dopamine
receptor activity in the Basal Ganglia of AN
Outline one piece of research for Brain women.
Chemistry The Basal Ganglia is the part of the brain which
interprets harm and pleasure. This results in
dysfunctional association between pleasure and
what causes it.
6 The research was correlation, meaning the cause
and effect cannot be established.…read more

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Effective drug treatments SSRI's
Evaluate the biological explanation The bad
Gorwood the research ignores the
subtypes, and therefore different
subtypes may have different biological
11 Connan
1. Diathesis problematic birth leads to
prematurity and low birth weight causing
Outline the Diathesis stress model insecure attachments. This leads to
dysfunctional stress response system.
2. Stress responds to social stereotypes of
feminine ideals with the incorrect
mechanisms and develops negative
schemas.…read more


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