AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3 - Eating Behaviour - Anorexia Nervosa - Evolutionary

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1. What is a criticism of the RSH?

  • Does not explain why children become anorexic
  • 25% of AN patients are male, this does not explain their reasoning
  • Women over 25 still become anorexia, this does not explain why
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2. What does this delay in maturity give the women the ability to do?

  • Chose when they give birth, when conditions for survival are better
  • Chose to mature, to give a better chance for survial
  • Chose when they want to grow up

3. How is this approach deterministic?

  • Does not take into account social and biological factors
  • Does not take into account free will

4. What does Surbeys Theory state?

  • Girls control their weight to keep genetic success
  • Girls control their weight to delay sexual maturation
  • Girls control their weight so they can stay young

5. How does this theory link to modern day?

  • Girls control their weight to say pre-pubescent
  • Girls control their weight so they can stay thin

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