PSYCH 626 - Week 3 Individual Assignment - Critical Issue Analysis Paper

PSYCH 626 - Week 3 Individual Assignment - Critical Issue Analysis Paper

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RUNNING HEAD: CRITICAL ISSUES PAPER 1 PSYCH/626 Critical Issues Paper Name Date Professor
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RUNNING HEAD: CRITICAL ISSUES PAPER 2 Introduction The article title is “Do Media Portrayals of Obesity Influence Support for Weight-Related Medical Policy”. The article is an observational study on the effect of media depictions of obesity on the viewpoints of people on medical dogmas aimed towards fighting obesity. Obesity is becoming a large problem all over the world, especially in the United States. One of the problems overweight people face in the United States is obesity bias. Practitioners bias against overweight people by denying them medical treatment. The bias against overweight people is fueled by the media with the “stigmatizing portrayals of obesity” (Brochu et al, 2014). To further understand the relationship, the researchers designed a study to observe the effects of stigmatizing vs non-stigmatizing portrayals of obesity. Participants read a news article about women being denied fertility treatment due to their BMI, and different articles have stigmatizing and non-stigmatizing pictures of obese women. The article hypothesized that “participants presented with a non-stigmatizing visual portrayal of obesity would be less supportive of and less likely to recommend a policy to deny fertility treatment” (Brochu et al, 2014).
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