Genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization.

@article{Suisman2012GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization.},
  author={Jessica L. Suisman and Shannon M. O'Connor and Steffanie L. Sperry and J Kevin Thompson and Pamela K Keel and S Alexandra Burt and Michael C. Neale and Steven M. Boker and Cheryl L Sisk and Kelly L Klump},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={45 8},
  pages={
          942-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Current research on the etiology of thin-ideal internalization focuses on psychosocial influences (e.g., media exposure). The possibility that genetic influences also account for variance in thin-ideal internalization has never been directly examined. This study used a twin design to estimate genetic effects on thin-ideal internalization and examine if environmental influences are primarily shared or nonshared in origin. METHOD Participants were 343 postpubertal female twins (ages… CONTINUE READING
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