Fat talk and self-presentation of body image: Is there a social norm for women to self-degrade?

@article{Britton2006FatTA,
  title={Fat talk and self-presentation of body image: Is there a social norm for women to self-degrade?},
  author={Lauren E Britton and Denise M. Martz and Doris G. Bazzini and Lisa Curtin and Anni Leashomb},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={
          247-54
        }
}
The current investigations build upon previous ethnographic research, which identified a social norm for adolescent females to engage in "fat talk" (informal dialogue during which individuals express body dissatisfaction). In Study 1, participants were shown a vignette involving women engaging in fat talk dialogue and were subsequently asked to chose one of three self-presentational responses for a target female: (1) self-accepting of her body, (2) providing no information, or (3) self… Expand
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