Eating attitudes and behaviour

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Brown (parents)
positive correlation between parents-children with snack food intake, motivation to eat, body dissatisfaction
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McIntyre et al (media)
media influences peoples food preferences but they're limited by personal circumstances (income, age, family, gender etc.)
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Khan (cultural, ethnicity)
white women are more prone to body dissatisfaction & eating disorders than black/asian women
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Kennedy et al (cultural, ethnicity)
Acculturation effect - 14000 women living in australi 18-23yo. the longer live there, regardless of ethnicity, get more similar eating behaviours and behaviour to australian women
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Davis et al (mood)
bulimics - anxiety prior to binging
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Wegner (mood)
students' eating patterns observed for 2 weeks - more negative mood on binge days and binging didnt improve the mood
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Garg et al (mood)
negative feelings - unhealthy eating; sad movie 36%pps unhealthy snack, happy movie - healthy snack. Nutritional information knowledge affects choice of snack
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Gast et al (evaluation SLT)
children 10-12yo, positive correlation in peer influence - distorted eating habits, likability of peers most imp
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Fisher (evalation SLT)
mother -daughter relationships; predictor of daughter's eating behaviours - mothers dietary restraints and perception of risk of daugter becoming overweight (daughters learn from mothers)
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Striegel-Moore (evaluation cultural)
more drive for thinnes among black than white girls
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Gender bias
most studies on women - lacks population validity and cannot generalise to population
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Real world applications
healthy eating campaigns - lower NHS costs for budgets for obesity , better treatments available
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Culture bias
culture specific attitudes, no inter cultural generalisation possible, research isnt valid
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Deterministic
People have free will and may be unaffected by all the factors - not accounted for
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Reductionist
Ignores nature & evolutionary explanations. Nature and nurture combine to give more complex explanation - unaccounted for
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media influences peoples food preferences but they're limited by personal circumstances (income, age, family, gender etc.)

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Acculturation effect - 14000 women living in australi 18-23yo. the longer live there, regardless of ethnicity, get more similar eating behaviours and behaviour to australian women

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bulimics - anxiety prior to binging

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