Applying the contact hypothesis to anti-fat attitudes: contact with overweight people is related to how we interact with our bodies and those of others.

@article{Alperin2014ApplyingTC,
  title={Applying the contact hypothesis to anti-fat attitudes: contact with overweight people is related to how we interact with our bodies and those of others.},
  author={Anandi Alperin and Matthew J. Hornsey and Lydia E Hayward and Phillippa Claire Diedrichs and Fiona Kate Barlow},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={123},
  pages={37-44}
}
This paper is the first to apply the contact hypothesis, a social psychological theory of prejudice reduction, to the field of weight bias. It aims to investigate whether contact with overweight people is associated with the extent to which people report weight bias, as well as vigilance around their own bodies. In 2013 we recruited 1176 American participants to complete surveys regarding prejudice toward overweight people, as well as a suite of measures capturing people's relationships with… CONTINUE READING