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Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?


Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

There are lots of people of normal, healthy weight who, when they look in the mirror, see a fat person. Many of them know that their perceptions are skewed, because […]... More>


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Cover Story

Selling Sweet Nothings

With childhood obesity rates escalating, psychological scientists are using self-report measures, brain scans, and other methods to reveal how ads for unhealthy foods affect children’s minds — and their eating behaviors. ... More>


Presidential Column

The Importance of Psychological Research at NICHD

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is a major source of support and direction for psychological research. In his guest column, NICHD Director Alan Guttmacher discusses his vision of psychological science as a key component of biomedical research. ... More>