Enrica N Ruggs

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OBJECTIVE Previous research on obesity stereotyping has almost extensively involved looking at the perceptions that 5-21-year-old individuals have toward members of their own age in-group. Very little research has examined how people perceive obesity across the lifespan. The current research begins to address this gap by examining the extent to which(More)
The purpose of this review article is to familiarize readers with the common methodologies used to assess weight stigma. This article explores the most frequent ways weight stigma is assessed, offers relevant empirical examples of each methodology, examines the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, and offers recommendations for strengthening research(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t Very little research has focused exclusively on the workplace experiences of transsexual employees. Studies that have been done are either qualitative case studies (e. The current study focuses on this underexamined population and examines general workplace experiences, and both individual and organizational(More)
In recent years, the literature on the stigma of obesity has grown but there still remains a paucity of research examining specific issues associated with its impact in the workplace. In the current study, we examine 3 such issues related to the influence of weight-based stigmatization in retail settings. First, we highlight research on the impact of(More)
OBJECTIVE A growing strategy to enhancing healthy decision making is to modify behavioral options to an "opt out" (i.e., if you do not want to participate, you must act) as opposed to an "opt in" (i.e., if you want to participate, you must act) default system (Choi, Laibson, Madrian, & Metrick). The current study, however, proposes that this growing trend(More)
The present research examined the relation between authentic identity expression and transgender employees' work-related attitudes and experiences. Drawing on Kernis' (2003) theoretical conceptualization of authenticity and expanding on current workplace identity management research, we predicted that employees who had taken steps to reduce the discrepancy(More)
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It is critical to understand stereotype threat because it not only influences performance decrements but ultimately may impact major life decisions (i.e., choice of major and profession; Davies et al., 2002). This ARP Information Sheet and Literature Review define and describe stereotype threat, a situational predicament that affects individuals when they(More)
It is possible that there are some variables that moderate the stereotyping of obesity. In this study, we examine the possibility that age is one of these factors. In particular, we are interested in examining perceptions of obesity across the lifespan, and there are two different ways to examine this—from the perceiver's perspective (i.e., does the age of(More)
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