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The influence of media on implicit weight bias

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dc.contributor.advisor Lundgren, Jennifer D. en
dc.contributor.author Spresser, Carrie Dianne
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-16T16:47:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-16T16:47:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-16
dc.date.submitted 2011 Fall en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/13868
dc.description Title from PDF of the title page, viewed on April 4, 2012 en
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Jennifer D. Lundgren en
dc.description Vita en
dc.description Includes bibliographic references (p. 87-109) en
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.)--Dept. of Psychology. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012 en
dc.description.abstract The 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.tableofcontents Overview -- Review of literature -- Methods -- Results -- Appendix A. Stimuli -- Appendix B. Questionnaires en
dc.format.extent x, 111 pages en
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Kansas City en
dc.subject.lcsh Discrimination against overweight persons en
dc.subject.lcsh Overweight persons -- Drama en
dc.subject.lcsh House, M. D. (Television program) en
dc.subject.lcsh House, M. D. (Television program) en
dc.subject.other Dissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Psychology en
dc.title The influence of media on implicit weight bias en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Kansas City en
thesis.degree.name Ph.D. en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en


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