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The objective of this study was to identify variables that predict higher eating disorder scores in non-clinical boys and girls ages 6 through 14. Two hundred sixteen children participated and were tested annually for 3 years. A TV-video procedure was used to measure the accuracy of body size judgments. Variables examined included demographic, familial,(More)
The clustering of four food choice motives (health, weight concern, pleasure and ideological reasons) and the relationship between personality and the food choice motives were analysed among young and middle-aged women in two studies. The personality variables included personal strivings, magical beliefs about food, awareness and internalization of thinness(More)
The study examined to what extent emotional eating, restrained eating, and bulimic tendencies are found together in naturally occurring groups, and whether these groups differ in terms of the psychological characteristics relevant to eating disorders. One hundred twenty-seven normal-weight women filled in The Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire, The Eating(More)
Estimates of perceived and ideal body size were collected in 216 boys and girls ages 6 through 14 years. Video methodology was used to adjust the width of a life-size frontal image of the children. Longitudinal data were collected annually for three years, beginning at ages 6, 9, and 12. Three psychological methods were used, including the method of(More)
Should the U.S. introduce a value added tax? How should we manage budget deficits? Should we abolish the alternative minimum tax? Why does the U.S. conduct most of its social-welfare policy through tax expenditures? Should we automate and simplify income-tax filing? Tax salience is the key to these and other important debates. The behavioral economics(More)
  • PROFESSOR LEONARD BURMAN, Daniel Shaviro, +17 authors Howard Gleckman
  • 2007
"A rising tide lifts all boats." for helpful suggestions. Views expressed are the authors' alone and should not be attributed to any of the institutions with which the authors are affiliated. Abstract Experience over the past three decades suggests that growing inequality is a serious risk. A change in the tax system to index against changes in inequality(More)
This article discusses various notions of continuity and discontinuity relating to eating disorders, and suggests that current research on the subject is implicitly based on hypotheses on linearity. In this study, we tested these hypotheses by asking 265 female participants to complete the Eating Attitude Test (EAT) and Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI). We(More)
In a series of publications, Cass Sunstein & Richard Thaler, and Colin Camerer et al., have proposed an approach to legal policy that encourages individuals to pursue actions that will maximize their expected utility while not imposing on those individuals' decisional autonomy. I contend that this policy approach – which has been called "libertarian(More)
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