Prejudice against fat people: ideology and self-interest.

  title={Prejudice against fat people: ideology and self-interest.},
  author={Christian S. Crandall},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={66 5},
  • C. Crandall
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Prejudice against fat people was compared with symbolic racism. An anti-fat attitudes questionnaire was developed and used in several studies testing the notion that antipathy toward fat people is part of an "ideology of blame." Three commonalities between antifat attitudes and racism were explored: (a) the association between values, beliefs, and the rejection of a stigmatized group, (b) the old-fashioned antipathy toward deviance of many sorts, and (c) the lack of self-interest in out-group… 

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