Psychological Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa

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1. Which study found that anorexics were finished a task very quickly even though they reported that they weren't impulsive?

  • Halmi et al.
  • Butler and Montgomery
  • Strober et al.
  • Jones and Buckingham
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2. What study found that when tv was introduced to Fiji, teenage girls developed a desire to lose weight?

  • Bruch
  • Butler and Montgometry
  • Becker et al.
  • Yamamiya et al.

3. Evaluative point of personality being the cause of AN

  • Personality is very subjective
  • No causal relationship can be established as its unknown whether which cause the other or whether there is any cause and effect relationship
  • Causal relationship can be established as its personality causes the disorder
  • No supportive research, lowering validity of the theory as you cannot be sure personality's effect on disorder is being measured

4. In Strober et al.'s study what were the results?

  • High levels of perfectionism with an average of 53% for girls and 70% for boys
  • High levels of perfectionism with an average of 73% for girls and 50% for boys
  • High levels of perfectionism with an average of 50% for girls and 73% for boys
  • Low levels of perfectionism with an average of 13% for girls and 5% for boys

5. What does Halmi et al's research suggest about what causes AN?

  • There's no relationship between perfectionism and the development of AN
  • AN is a genetic disorder passed down through families
  • Its caused by a genetic vulnerability of perfectionism that runs in families
  • Perfectionism is the main cause of AN

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