Poster

Social Psychology in Action: Using Social Psychological Theories to Prevent Disordered Eating

Time and Location
Poster Session X - Board: X-010
Sunday May 25, 2008, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Exhibit Hall

Catherine A. Sanderson
Amherst College

Helga Dittmar
University of Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom

Catherine A. Sanderson
Amherst College

Katherine Presnell
Southern Methodist University

Vickie Y. Chang
Stanford University School of Medicine

Abstract
This symposium will describe research on risk factors for and strategies for preventing disordered eating. Researchers will examine the impact of exposure to the thin ideal on disordered eating as well as strategies for preventing disordered eating, including learning about misperceptions of the thinness norm, creating dissonance, and regulating emotions.

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