Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders - culture equates slenderness with being...

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Eating Disorders Eating Disorder - an intense form of dieting or other unhealthy mean of weight control. 1. Anorexia Nervosa- characterized by dieting to the point of starvation. 2. Bulimia- involves binge eating followed by induced vomiting to avoid weight gain. Eating disorders have a significant cultural component; 95% of people who suffer from anorexia nervosa or bulimia are women, mostly white, affluent families. For women, U.S.
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Unformatted text preview: culture equates slenderness with being successful and attractive to men. Conversely, we tend to stereotype overweight women as lazy, sloppy, and even stupid (Levine, 1987) Physiological example of anorexia nervosa...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course SOC 1301 taught by Professor Mr.t during the Spring '08 term at Tyler College.

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