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A study is reported that compared the responses of anorexic patients with those of two groups of non-patient adolescent girls formed by taking the most frequent and the least frequent weighers from a large sample of senior schoolgirls. Each subject completed a questionnaire which related to family conflict, self-esteem, self-presentation, behavioural(More)
Research findings indicate that there are multiple causal pathways to delinquency. A multicomponent model of delinquency was developed to explore systematically the interrelationships of psychosocial variables and their relationships to delinquent behaviour. Most importantly, alienation was tested for its ability to act as a core mediating predictor(More)
Promotion of healthy diets often involves provision of information about which food types are most favourable for health. This is based on the assumption that the rational consumer will, other things being equal, choose the food that they know is healthier. However, health information may not always have a positive effect, since there is evidence that some(More)
This study was concerned with the role of interpersonal stress in precipitating eating for high and low disinhibitors. Two forms of stress, ostracism and argument, were compared. A second comparison focused on targets and sources of both forms of interpersonal stress. Fifty-seven females who differed in their level of disinhibition participated in a(More)
A large sample of female adolescents whose ages ranged from 12 to 17 years completed a battery of measures assessing their dieting status and their perceived psychosocial influences to diet. Higher levels of perceived influence from parents and peers were reported by girls who were dieting with a greater frequency. While age and social influences(More)
This study examined the effects of media-portrayed idealized images on young women's eating behavior. The study compared the effects for high and low self-objectifiers. 72 female university students participated in this experiment. Six magazine advertisements featuring idealized female models were used as the experimental stimuli, and the same six(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to determine the effects of media-portrayed idealized images on young women's body shame and appearance anxiety, and to establish whether the effects depend on advertisement type and on participant self-objectification. METHOD Participants were 39 female university students. Twenty-four magazine advertisements comprised(More)
A multifaceted group-based approach to the treatment of bulimia is described, that focuses on recovering a sense of control by examining how control is relinquished, and can be regained by developing adaptive attitudes and behaviour about food and eating, the body, and interpersonal relationships. Results from an end of programme assessment and then at six(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the effects of the attempts by high and low disinhibitors to suppress thoughts about food and eating. METHOD Seventy-seven females who differed in level of disinhibition were asked to monitor their thoughts about food and eating for three 5-min periods. Participants were administered either a suppression or a nonsuppression(More)
A total of 440 girls from three private schools in Sydney completed a self-report questionnaire that asked about their body- and weight-related attitudes and practices, and assessed their reactions to the phenomenology of binge eating. The findings emphasize the integral relationship between dieting and disordered eating. Those who wanted to lose at least 7(More)