Psychological Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa

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1. 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.
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2. Jones and Buckingham found what?

  • Those with low self esteem are more likely to be affected by media influences
  • Those with low self esteem are less likely to be affected by media influences
  • Media influences are one of the main causes of developing a fear of weight gain
  • Those with AN finished a performance task faster than they reported they would

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

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

4. Evaluative point of personality being the cause of AN

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

5. What research study found a positive correlation between severity of AN and level of Perfectionism on the multi-dimensional Scale?

  • Strober et al.
  • Halmi et al.
  • Jones and Buckingham
  • Swift


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