Psychological Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa

1. Petkova's study found what?

  • Media influence were one of the main cause for developing a fear of putting on weight?
  • Introduction of tv in Fiji lead to teenage girls reporting an desire to lose weight
  • Media influences are one of the main causes of AN
  • Positive correlation between severity of AN and level of perfectionism?
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2. What research study found a positive correlation between severity of AN and level of Perfectionism on the multi-dimensional Scale?

  • Strober et al.
  • Swift
  • Halmi 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 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

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

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

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