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An Investigation of the Effect of Body Dissatisfaction on Selective Attention Toward Negative Shape and Weight-Related Information

Smith, Evelyn; Rieger, Elizabeth


Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of inducing body dissatisfaction on selective attention toward negative shape and weight-related information. Method: A total of 54 female undergraduate university students were randomly allocated to one of three induction conditions: body dissatisfaction, negative mood, and neutral. Subsequently, participants' attentional bias toward negative shape/weight words was measured using a dot probe task. Results: Contrary to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders
DOI: 10.1002/eat.20703


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