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

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1. 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
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2. How is the psychodynamic explanation for AN gender bias?

  • Only explains it for females ie Periods
  • Only explains it for males i.e. effects of puberty

3. Name one criticism of Crisps Study?

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

4. Who looked at the Fear of growing up in relation to AN?

  • James et al (1980)
  • Crisp (1980)
  • Crisp (1990)
  • Warren & Jacobson (1978)

5. What is the concept behind Bruch's psychodynamic theory of Anorexia Nervosa?

  • Inadequate parenting by ineffective parents causes AN
  • Inappropriate feeding causes AN
  • Inadequate parenting through lack of control caused AN


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