The Danger of Even Thinking You’re Overweight

Pacific Standard: The last three decades have brought an alarming rise in childhood obesity. Much of society’s attention has centered on kids who’ve already put on a few too many pounds, but that overlooks one important group of kids: teens who think they’re more overweight than they actually are. Turns out, their misperceptions greatly More

Seeing Themselves as Overweight May Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for Some Teens

Teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are actually at greater risk of obesity as adults, according to research findings forthcoming in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Our research shows that psychological factors are important in the development of obesity,” says psychological scientist and study More