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Unformatted text preview: the conversation and had occupations such as secretaries or maids while the men played more important roles. The meaning of body size One easy way to conduct research on peoples interpretations of body size is to survey a group of people. I asked a few friends whether they felt that we make judgments of people according to their body size and generally the answer was yes. Whether we intend to or not, people see obesity as a sign of laziness and failure which is partly due to media representation of body size and the fact that those ideas have surrounded us since a very young age. They felt that when you see a slim, in shape person you associate them with success and being motivated....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Devlen during the Spring '08 term at Dickinson.
- Spring '08