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Outline and Evaluate research into the success and failures of dieting
(24 Marks)
Theories for the success and failures of dieting include the Boundary Model (Herman and
Polivy 1984) and the role of detail (Redden 2008). The Boundary model suggests that
restrained eaters (dieters) set a psychological boundary for themselves which is far away
from their biological boundary.…read more

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Bean Number 7.' This therefore suggests that the role of detail is significant in
how people perceive food and is key to a successful diet.
In contrast, it could be argued that the research evidence is flawed. For example, Reddens
research relied on individuals stating when they were bored and when they were happy to
continue eating jelly beans.…read more


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