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Operation of the laws of sympathetic magic in disgust and other domains.
Two laws of sympathetic magic were described by Frazer and Mauss at the beginning of this century to account for magical belief systems in traditional cultures. In this study, we show that these laws… Expand
The Contagion Concept in Adult Thinking in the United States: Transmission of Germs and of Interpersonal Influence
Test of the dual pathway model of bulimia nervosa: Evidence for dietary restraint and affect regulation mechanisms.
Although sociocultural pressures are thought to contribute to bulimia nervosa, little research has examined the mechanisms by which these factors might actually produce eating pathology. The present… Expand
Exploring Feminist Women's Body Consciousness
In a qualitative investigation of young feminists' experience of body consciousness, 25 feminist women each participated in one of 6 focus groups examining the ways they experienced body image and… Expand
Moral Overtones of Food: Judgments of Others Based on What they Eat
Previous research found that meal size can affect judgments of eaters' attractiveness and femininity. The present study investigates whether eating specific types of foods-namely, healthy,… Expand
The makings of the magical mind: The nature and function of sympathetic magical thinking.
Although the word magic is common in both scholarly and lay discourse, the variety of things to which it refers is far-reaching, ranging from a social institution characteristic of traditional… Expand
Psychological aspects of the rejection of recycled water: Contamination, purification and disgust.
There is a worldwide and increasing shortage of potable fresh water. Modern water reclamation technologies can alleviate much of the problem by converting wastewater directly into drinking water, but… Expand
Heuristics and Biases: Sympathetic Magical Thinking: The Contagion and Similarity “Heuristics”
THE LAWS OF SYMPATHETIC MAGIC The laws of sympathetic magic constitute a small but central subset of what might be called magical thinking . They share with the larger category that they promote… Expand
Dual Pathway Model of Bulimia Nervosa: Longitudinal Support for Dietary Restraint and Affect-Regulation Mechanisms
Although numerous risk factors for bulimia nervosa have been identified, no multivariate models of bulimia have been empirically investigated with longitudinal data. The current study provided a… Expand
From the Cleavers to the Clintons: role choices and body orientation as reflected in magazine article content.
- C. Nemeroff, R. Stein, N. Diehl, K. M. Smilack
- Psychology, Medicine
- The International journal of eating disorders
- 1 September 1994
The media have been heavily implicated as sources of overconcern with body focus, attractiveness, and thinness, primarily for women. Attendant negative consequences are widely assumed. Yet there… Expand