An attentional bias for thin bodies and its relation to body dissatisfaction.

  title={An attentional bias for thin bodies and its relation to body dissatisfaction.},
  author={Christina Marie Joseph and Vanessa Lobue and Luis M Rivera and Jennifer K Irving and Sarah C Savoy and Maggie Shiffrar},
  journal={Body image},
Research suggests that humans have an attentional bias for the rapid detection of emotionally valenced stimuli, and that such a bias might be shaped by clinical psychological states. The current research extends this work to examine the relation between body dissatisfaction and an attentional bias for thin/idealized body shapes. Across two experiments, undergraduates completed a gender-consistent body dissatisfaction measure, and a dot-probe paradigm to measure attentional biases for thin… CONTINUE READING
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