When body positivity falls flat: Divergent effects of body acceptance messages that support vs. undermine basic psychological needs.

  title={When body positivity falls flat: Divergent effects of body acceptance messages that support vs. undermine basic psychological needs.},
  author={Lisa Legault and Anise Sago},
  journal={Body image},


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