The Stigma of Obesity in Women: The Difference is Black and White

@article{Hebl1998TheSO,
  title={The Stigma of Obesity in Women: The Difference is Black and White},
  author={Michelle R. Hebl and Todd F. Heatherton},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1998},
  volume={24},
  pages={417 - 426}
}
This study examined whether there is subcultural variation in the stigma of obesity. Black and White women rated photographs of thin, average, and large Black and White women on a number of evaluative dimensions. The photographs depicted professional models dressed in fashionable clothing. Results showed that White women rated large women, especially large White women, lower on attractiveness, intelligence, job success, relationship success, happiness, and popularity than they did average or… 

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