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Body Trouble Lecture notes Objectification Object vs. Person Perception. Self-objectification theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) posits that because of the male gaze , women internalize a third-person’s perspective of their bodies, leading to decreased cognitive performance, increased feelings of shame, and restrained eating . Objectification Theory Fredrickson 1997 women viewed as objects body monitoring as a result of objectification serves as a distraction can become source of pathology eg. anorexia Self-Objectification Women view their bodies and themselves as objects Body Surveillance Body Shame Impact of Objectification on participation in health behavoirs Segar et al. study on motivators for exercise
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What is the context of exercising? Body modifications Rhinoplasty “Nose job” Blepharoplasty “Asian eyes” Skin bleaching Bodies of value Thin and Fat “It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that fat became ugly when the poor became fat” Fat as the last “safe” prejudice Obesity Epidemiologic association between high BMI and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, osteoarthritis BUT…
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  • Fall '09
  • JoanneMotinoBailey
  • Body mass index, ldl cholesterol, Binge Eating Disorder, Disordered eating

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