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Costing the invisible: A review of the evidence examining the links between body image, aspirations, education and workplace confidence (2014)
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Halliwell, E., Diedrichs, P. C., & Orbach, S. (2014). Costing the invisible: A review of the evidence examining the links between body image, aspirations, education and workplace confidence

Throughout the world, girls and women are interested in their looks. What has been perceived as an enjoyable part of life is however imbued with negative economic and psychological costs which are rarely calculated. International studies confirm the... Read More about Costing the invisible: A review of the evidence examining the links between body image, aspirations, education and workplace confidence.

Applying the contact hypothesis to anti-fat attitudes: Contact with overweight people is related to how we interact with our bodies and those of others (2014)
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Diedrichs, P. C., Hayward, L. E., Hornsey, M. J., Alperin, A., Hornsey, M. J., Hayward, L. E., …Barlow, F. K. (2014). Applying the contact hypothesis to anti-fat attitudes: Contact with overweight people is related to how we interact with our bodies and those of others. Social Science and Medicine, 123, 37-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.10.051

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. This paper is the first to apply the contact hypothesis, a social psychological theory of prejudice reduction, to the field of weight bias. It aims to investigate whether contact with overweight people is associated with the exte... Read More about Applying the contact hypothesis to anti-fat attitudes: Contact with overweight people is related to how we interact with our bodies and those of others.

Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls (2014)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Halliwell, E., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2014). Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls. Health Psychology, 33(2), 201-204. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032585

Objective: Body image and eating disorder interventions based on cognitive dissonance have been shown to be effective among girls and women aged 14 and above. This article reports a preliminary examination of whether a dissonance intervention is also... Read More about Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls.

Can appearance conversations explain differences between gay and heterosexual men's body dissatisfaction? (2014)
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Diedrichs, P. C., Jankowski, G. S., Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C., & Halliwell, E. (2014). Can appearance conversations explain differences between gay and heterosexual men's body dissatisfaction?. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15(1), 68-77. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0031796

Men's body dissatisfaction is prevalent and a serious health concern as it is associated with negative outcomes including depression, disordered eating, and anabolic steroid abuse. Gay men are particularly vulnerable to body dissatisfaction, perhaps... Read More about Can appearance conversations explain differences between gay and heterosexual men's body dissatisfaction?.



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