Valuing thinness or fatness in women: Reevaluating the effect of resource scarcity

@inproceedings{Ember2005ValuingTO,
  title={Valuing thinness or fatness in women: Reevaluating the effect of resource scarcity},
  author={Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember and Alexander N. Deryugin and Victor C. de Munck},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Brown and Konner [Brown, P. J., & Konner M. (1987). Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 499 , 29–46] proposed that plumpness or moderate fatness is valued in most preindustrial societies because of fat's adaptive value during periods of resource scarcity. Using three measures of resource scarcity, we tested the hypothesis that societies with little or no such scarcity value thinness in women, whereas those with high scarcity value plumpness. In one cross-cultural sample, the evidence was… CONTINUE READING

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