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dc.contributor.advisorLundgren, Jennifer D.en
dc.contributor.authorSpresser, Carrie Dianne
dc.date.issued2012-04-16
dc.date.submitted2011 Fallen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of the title page, viewed on April 4, 2012en
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Jennifer D. Lundgrenen
dc.descriptionVitaen
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 87-109)en
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Dept. of Psychology. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this dissertation is to determine if exposure to media that exhibits weight bias increases implicit anti-fat attitudes using an objective assessment of emotional response to obesity cues. Participants completed a baseline affect modulated startle paradigm during which they viewed photos of obese and non-obese people while startle responses were elicited. Participants were then randomly assigned to view one of two media clips taken from a popular television show. One clip stigmatized obesity; the other did not stigmatize obesity. After viewing the clips, participants completed a second affect modulated startle paradigm during which they viewed pictures of obese and non-obese people while startle responses were elicited. Fear of Fat was found to be associated with the impact of the clip on startle response while viewing photos. There were no other significant findings. Limitations of the study and areas for future research are discussed.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsOverview -- Review of literature -- Methods -- Results -- Appendix A. Stimuli -- Appendix B. Questionnairesen
dc.format.extentx, 111 pagesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/13868
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
dc.subject.lcshDiscrimination against overweight personsen
dc.subject.lcshOverweight persons -- Dramaen
dc.subject.lcshHouse, M. D. (Television program)en
dc.subject.lcshHouse, M. D. (Television program)en
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Psychologyen
dc.titleThe influence of media on implicit weight biasen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en


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