Psychology Explanations for Anorexia Nervosa

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

  • Body views changed & greater desire to lose weight
  • They objected to the Western 'ideal'
  • Wanted to make more Western channels available to them
  • Greater desire to put on weight
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2. What can dieting amongst peers lead to?

  • Unhealthy weight control behaviours (Diet Pills)
  • Controlled dieting with effective outcomes
  • Continued negative attitudes towards weight
  • Jealousy and fall-outs

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

  • Optimism
  • Dizziness
  • Impulsiveness
  • Positivity

4. What was the main reason Jones and Crawford found for peer teasing?

  • Spots and Pimples
  • Underweight girls & Underweight boys
  • Underweight boys & Overweight girls
  • The way they dressed

5. What percentage of 15-18 year old girls currently diet in the UK?

  • 32%
  • 29%
  • 16%
  • 5%


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