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OBESITY BIAS IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: DO THE OBESE ADOPT ANTI-FAT VIEWS?

@inproceedings{Kornilaki2014OBESITYBI,
  title={OBESITY BIAS IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: DO THE OBESE ADOPT ANTI-FAT VIEWS?},
  author={Ekaterina N Kornilaki},
  year={2014}
}
This study investigated the extent of obesity bias among preschool children and examined whether anti-fat attitudes differ as a function of children's body size. Eighty-five 4- to 5-year olds (48 average and 37 obese) were assessed for obesity bias in two ways: a) by choosing their preferred playmate among thin, average and obese figures, and b) by assigning figures of varying size positive and negative characteristics following the narration of short stories. The results showed that the obese… Expand
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