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Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents (2021)
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Matheson, E., Harriet, S., Helena, L., Robert, A., & Phillippa, D. (in press). Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents. New Media and Society,

Playables are mini-games used in digital advertising and may offer a novel and engaging avenue to improve young people’s well-being at scale. This randomised controlled trial evaluated the immediate impact and protective properties of a psychoeducati... Read More about Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents.

The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial (2020)
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Matheson, E., Lewis-Smith, H., & Diedrichs, P. (2020). The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial. Body Image, 35, 142-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.015

Creating media to counteract the plethora of media and advertising that perpetuates negative body image is a scalable public health strategy that can be achieved through innovative micro-interventions. This study examined the immediate and short-ter... Read More about The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial.

Utilising cognitive bias modification to remedy appearance and self-worth biases in eating disorder psychopathology: A systematic review (2019)
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Matheson, E., Wade, T. D., & Yiend, J. (2019). Utilising cognitive bias modification to remedy appearance and self-worth biases in eating disorder psychopathology: A systematic review. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 65, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2019.101482

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Background and objectives: This study systematically reviewed the impact of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) on biases related to attention (CBM-A) and interpretation (CBM-I) for appearance and self-worth stimuli and the subseque... Read More about Utilising cognitive bias modification to remedy appearance and self-worth biases in eating disorder psychopathology: A systematic review.

A new cognitive bias modification technique to influence risk factors for eating disorders (2018)
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Matheson, E., Wade, T., & Yiend, J. (2018). A new cognitive bias modification technique to influence risk factors for eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(8), 959-967. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22938

© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Objective: Eating disorder psychopathology is associated with a propensity to interpret ambiguous stimuli to be negatively related to one's appearance and self-worth. The relative impact of modifying interpretation bias... Read More about A new cognitive bias modification technique to influence risk factors for eating disorders.