Psychological Explanations of Anorexia Nervosa

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1. Jones and Buckingham found what?

  • Those with AN finished a performance task faster than they reported they would
  • Those with low self esteem are less likely to be affected by media influences
  • Those with low self esteem are more likely to be affected by media influences
  • Media influences are one of the main causes of developing a fear of weight gain
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2. What does Halmi et al's research suggest about what causes AN?

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

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

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

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

  • Butler and Montgomery
  • Jones and Buckingham
  • Strober et al.
  • Halmi et al.

5. 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
  • 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 50% for girls and 73% for boys

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