The estimation of body mass index and physical attractiveness is dependent on the observer's own body mass index.

@article{Tovee2000TheEO,
  title={The estimation of body mass index and physical attractiveness is dependent on the observer's own body mass index.},
  author={Martin J. Tovee and Joanne L Emery and Esther M. Cohen-Tov{\'e}e},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1456},
  pages={1987-97}
}
A disturbance in the evaluation of personal body mass and shape is a key feature of both anorexia and bulimia nervosa. However, it is uncertain whether overestimation is a causal factor in the development of these eating disorders or is merely a secondary effect of having a low body mass. Moreover, does this overestimation extend to the perception of other… CONTINUE READING