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

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1. Who supported Bruchs theory and why?

  • Steiner et al - Parents of children with AN had a tendency to define childrens needs
  • Steiner et al - Parents of children with AN, would overcompensate their child's emotions with food
  • Mustein - AN children had a lack of control in childhood, food is what they can control
  • Mestrovic et al - Children with AN were overfed as children
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2. What happens to the overall body appearance with AN, and how does this support Crisps Theory?

  • Delays growth = individuals are treated like children and so become younger
  • Delays growth, prepubescent = fear of growing up, regressive back
  • Increases growth = more independent, seen as an adult in society

3. Name one criticism of Crisps Study?

  • Doesn't explain why males have AN
  • Doesn't explain why AN would occur in late adulthood
  • Doesn't explain why under 10's have AN

4. What did Button and Warren (2001) find with AN patients?

  • They control their own lives, but in childhood they couldn't control the amount they ate
  • They need someone to control their lives, rely on the opinions of others
  • They cannot control their lives, so control their food in restrictions, however only for short amounts of time

5. How does Crisps study support the claim that AN develops usually around adolesence

  • They want to become younger to escape the stress of adult life
  • Important time for decisions, stress may cause them to want to regress
  • Important time for life, want to progress past this uncertain time


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