AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Eating Behaviour - Anorexia Nervosa - Psychological Cognitive

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1. What did Fallon and Rozin find about males and females?

  • Males, more realistic in current to ideal. Females large gap, overestimated their weight and saw small as attractive
  • Men had a more realistic view on their body type, females believed that being larger was more attractive
  • Males, overestimated their current weight, Females underestimated their weight
  • Males, Underestimated the attractiveness weight, Females overestimated the attractiveness weight
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2. What is polarized thinking?

  • The need to be thin
  • Everything will be okay, when I'm thin
  • Eating food, and believing that a large amount of food as been gained
  • Not eating, everything better

3. Who studied was conducted through asking AN patients to judge their body weights compared to others, and then to re-judge them after eating?

  • McKenzie et al (1993)
  • Fallon & Rozin (1985)
  • Button & Warren (1997)
  • Shaver & Hazan (1995)

4. What are the ethical issues when dealing with Anorexia nervosa?

  • Socailly Sensitive topic, accessability
  • Consent to the patients
  • debriefing the patients

5. What error will cause the individual to believe that, everything will be okay, when they are thin?

  • Magical Thinking
  • Perceived views on food distorted
  • Over generalization
  • Catastrophizing


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