Psychosocial origins of obesity stigma: toward changing a powerful and pervasive bias

@article{Puhl2003PsychosocialOO,
  title={Psychosocial origins of obesity stigma: toward changing a powerful and pervasive bias},
  author={Rebecca M. Puhl and Kelly D. Brownell},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={4}
}
Widespread bias and discrimination based on weight have been documented in key areas of living, including education, employment, and health care. This paper examines the social and psychological origins of this bias through a review and critique of theoretical and empirical literatures, and proposes how the field might best advance in the area of reducing stigma. Explanations for the development and reduction of weight stigma are examined with different theoretical ap‐proaches, including… Expand
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