Implicit internalization of the thin ideal as a predictor of increases in weight, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating.

Abstract

The freshman year of college has been identified as a time when some students experience large changes in their eating behaviors, body image, and weight. One factor that is predictive of changes in these variables is internalization of the thin ideal (i.e., the degree to which an individual has accepted societal values of thinness and applies these values… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2011.04.004

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