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

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1. Is the psychodynamic approach to Anorexia nervosa reductionist?

  • No, as it takes into account all psychological factors
  • Yes, as it does not take into account biological factors
  • Yes, as it does not take into account other countries
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2. 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

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

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

4. 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

5. Who supported Bruchs theory and why?

  • Mustein - AN children had a lack of control in childhood, food is what they can control
  • 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
  • Mestrovic et al - Children with AN were overfed as children


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