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Psychological explanations for Anorexia Nervosa




A01 Studies A02/3

Media Influences Jones & Buckingham (2005) ­ media doesn't FIJI STUDY (Becker et al, 2002) ­ Television was
Major source ­ influence for the body image influence everyone in same way. Example; people introduced into Fiji in 1995, where they was a…

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Incidence of AN ­ non-western-cultures & Pollack (1995) ­ Many non-western cultures = more Meta-analysis gives a good sample size, especially
black populations in western-cultures = much positive attitudes toward large body sizes ­ because of the use of 98 of them. However, each
lower…

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Separating out lasting personality traits from short
lived states that may be caused by starvation.

Frequent reliance on clinically diagnosed samples,
which represents a biased view of the relationship
between personality and disordered eating.
Biological approach - Bailer et al ­ found highest
levels of…

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over their body shape and usually end up
developing abnormal eating habits

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