Anti-fat Prejudice: The Role of Psychology in Explication, Education and Eradication

Anti-fat Prejudice: The Role of Psychology in Explication, Education and Eradication The field of psychology’s explication of anti-fat prejudice and its impact on psychological practice in the U.S. is reviewed. The medical perspective that obesity is itself a disease or a psychological disorder and that fat is the cause of various physical or mental health conditions is challenged and viewed as contributing to weight-based prejudice in the U.S. The role of psychology in educating students and future practitioners about anti-fat bias and research on the ineffectiveness of dieting is examined. Research documenting anti-fat bias in the diagnosis and treatment of fat female clients in the U.S. is reviewed, and potential solutions for eradicating anti-fat prejudice in the clinical practice of psychology, including alternatives to dieting for women, are described. Sex Roles Springer Journals

Anti-fat Prejudice: The Role of Psychology in Explication, Education and Eradication

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Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Psychology; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general; Gender Studies
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