Psychology Explanations for Anorexia Nervosa

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1. What did Becker find when TV was introduced to Fiji?

  • Wanted to make more Western channels available to them
  • Greater desire to put on weight
  • Body views changed & greater desire to lose weight
  • They objected to the Western 'ideal'
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2. Why is ineffective parenting a risk factor?

  • Confuses internal needs, child seeks greater control
  • It's not. Peers are a greater risk factor in influencing.
  • Influences their future parenting
  • Child doesn't want to seek help

3. Apart from perfectionism what other personality trait do AN's frequently have?

  • Impulsiveness
  • Positivity
  • Optimism
  • Dizziness

4. What percentage of individuals with AN are men?

  • 25%
  • 10%
  • 42%
  • 35%

5. What do Anorexics typically feel?

  • Depressed
  • Positivity towards their bodies
  • A lack of control on their lives
  • Ignorance to the views of others


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