Psychological Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa

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1. 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
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2. 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

3. What's an disadvantage of Bruch's psychodynamic theory?

  • Lack of research, lowers reliability
  • Age bias so it lowers population validity and cannot be generalised to older sufferers, making it harder to treat them
  • Gender bias so population validity is lowered

4. What study found that homosexuality was a risk factor of body issues?

  • Halmi et al.
  • Siever
  • Siever et al
  • Becker et al.

5. Evaluative point of personality being the cause of AN

  • Personality is very subjective
  • No supportive research, lowering validity of the theory as you cannot be sure personality's effect on disorder is being measured
  • 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

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