The Obesity Stigma Asymmetry Model: The Indirect and Divergent Effects of Blame and Changeability Beliefs on Antifat Prejudice

@article{Hoyt2017TheOS,
  title={The Obesity Stigma Asymmetry Model: The Indirect and Divergent Effects of Blame and Changeability Beliefs on Antifat Prejudice},
  author={Crystal L. Hoyt and J. L. Burnette and Lisa A Auster-Gussman and Alison Blodorn and B. Major},
  journal={Stigma and Health},
  year={2017},
  volume={2},
  pages={53–65}
}
  • Crystal L. Hoyt, J. L. Burnette, +2 authors B. Major
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology
  • Stigma and Health
  • The American Medical Association hoped that labeling obesity a disease would not only highlight the seriousness of the epidemic and elicit resources but also reduce stigma against obese individuals. In the current work, we tested the consequences of this decision for prejudice against obese individuals. In doing so, we highlighted the complicated link between messages stressing different etiologies of obesity and prejudice. More specifically, we conducted 3 experimental studies (nStudy1 = 188… CONTINUE READING

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