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The Effect of Attentional Bias Toward Shape- and Weight-Related Information on Body Dissatisfaction

Smith, Evelyn; Rieger, Elizabeth


Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the causal role of selective attention to shape/weight-related information in terms of intensifying body dissatisfaction. Method: The participants were 70 female first-year psychology students aged 17-28 years. An attentional probe task was used to induce attention toward either negative shape/weight-related words, neutral words, or negatively valenced emotion words. Thereafter vulnerability toward the development of body dissatisfaction...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders
DOI: 10.1002/eat.20291


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