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Discuss two or more psychological explanations of one eating disorder.
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Discuss two or more psychological explanations of one eating disorder
- Images of the idealized women have become taller and slimmer over the last 50 years.
- Several reasons suggest the media is an important factor in the development of eating disorders
- Girls internalize what is seen in their culture as beautiful
- This can create tension between the real self and the ideal self
- This leads to dissatisfaction with body shape and weight, dieting and an obsession with food
- In some vulnerable girls, this can develop into an eating disorder
- This process may be helped by imitation and direct reinforcement through family praise for losing weight.
-Groesz, Levne and Murnen found that dissatisfaction significantly increased after exposure to thin women.
-Grabe and Hyde found significantly less body dissatisfaction in African-Americans than White females.
-In the Caribbean, there are more positive attitudes towards large body sizes - attractiveness and fertility.
-Peer acceptance is important during adolescence, as it is a time of uncertainty.
-Jones and Crawford found
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