Psychology Eating Behaviour- Psychological explanations of AN

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Vitousek and Hollon (1996)
Said there was a schemata bias of weight for self evaluation- judging body as larger than it actually is (low self worth)- may be related to family environment
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Pike and Rodin (1991)
Mothers of girls with AN are perfectionists and keen that their daughters should be thin. They diet themselves and have low self satisfaction within their family.
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Becker (1999)
Introduction of TV to Fiji- 3 years later adolescent girls changed their eating habits and were at more risk of developing an eating disorder (13%-29% rise).
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Greenberg and Laporte (1996)
American black women were thought to be protected from AN due to black men preferring heavier women.
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Polivy and Herman (2002)
Black children and women have higher idealised weight
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Polivy et al (2001)
Widespread adoption of dominant American cultural ideas has meant ethnicity no longer prevents black women and children from AN
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Mothers of girls with AN are perfectionists and keen that their daughters should be thin. They diet themselves and have low self satisfaction within their family.

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Pike and Rodin (1991)

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Introduction of TV to Fiji- 3 years later adolescent girls changed their eating habits and were at more risk of developing an eating disorder (13%-29% rise).

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American black women were thought to be protected from AN due to black men preferring heavier women.

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