Is Fat Stigma Making Us Miserable?
The New York Times: Being overweight doesn’t necessarily make a person distraught, researchers are learning. Rather, it’s the teasing, judgment and unsolicited advice directed at overweight people that can cause the greatest psychological harm. “People
How We Store Food At Home Could Be Linked To How Much We Eat
NPR: Keeping food out of sight could be a way to keep it out of your mouth. That’s the hunch of Charles Emery, a psychologist at Ohio State University, anyway. His latest research suggests that
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
Feeling Fat Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
New York Magazine: Self-perception can sometimes work as a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, according to an upcoming paper in Psychological Science: Namely, believing that you are fat may result in actually becoming fat. Sixteen-year-olds who were at
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.
Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
The Huffington Post: 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 trusted friends