"Just looking at food makes me gain weight": experimental induction of thought-shape fusion in eating-disordered and non-eating-disordered women.

@article{Coelho2008JustLA,
  title={"Just looking at food makes me gain weight": experimental induction of thought-shape fusion in eating-disordered and non-eating-disordered women.},
  author={J. Silva Coelho and Jacqueline C. Carter and Traci L McFarlane and Janet Polivy},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={219-28}
}
Thought-shape fusion (TSF) is a cognitive distortion that can be induced experimentally and is associated with eating pathology. The current study was conducted in order to elucidate the effects of TSF induction in females with eating disorders (n=35), as well as in restrained eaters (n=38) and unrestrained eaters (n=39). It was hypothesized that TSF induction would result in anxiety, guilt, increased feelings of fatness, perceived weight gain and feelings of moral wrong-doing relative to an… CONTINUE READING

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