Weight stigma “gets under the skin”—evidence for an adapted psychological mediation framework—a systematic review

@article{Sikorski2015WeightS,
  title={Weight stigma “gets under the skin”—evidence for an adapted psychological mediation framework—a systematic review},
  author={Claudia Sikorski and Melanie Luppa and Tobias Luck and Steffi G. Riedel-Heller},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2015},
  volume={23}
}
Research consistently shows a negative view of individuals with obesity in the general public and in various other settings. Stigma and discrimination can be considered chronic stressors, as these factors have a profound impact on the psychological well‐being of the affected individuals. This article proposes a framework that entails a mediation of the adverse effects of discrimination and stigmatization on mental well‐being through elevated psychological risk factors that are not unique to… Expand
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