Body Size Stereotyping and Internalization of the Thin Ideal in Preschool Girls

@inproceedings{Harriger2010BodySS,
  title={Body Size Stereotyping and Internalization of the Thin Ideal in Preschool Girls},
  author={Jennifer A. Harriger and Rachel M. Calogero and David. C. Witherington and Jane Ellen Smith},
  year={2010}
}
Despite the multitude of negative outcomes associated with thin-ideal internalization for girls and women living in westernized societies, we know very little about how early in development thin-ideal internalization occurs or how it might manifest in very young children. This cross-sectional investigation assessed body size stereotyping and thin-ideal internalization in 55 preschool girls (ages 3–5 years) from the Southwestern U.S. using a new method of assessment that is more sensitive to the… CONTINUE READING

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