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

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1. Why is the psychodynamic explanation culturally bias?

  • Only takes into account western norms and values towards food
  • Only takes into account eastern values towards food
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2. 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

3. 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

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

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

5. 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

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