The Power of Association: Is Obesity's Stigma Contagious?
18th Annual Convention of the Association of Psychological Sciences
New York, NY
In this study a male is perceived differently depending on the weight of the female with whom he is pictured. The Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Scale, Obese Stereotype Scale, and Hebl-Turchin Appearance Scale were used. Men and women stereotype obesity differently and not as negatively as previously reported.
Dolph, Charles D.; Goodling, Danielle E.; Allen, Allison D.; and Hwang, Chi-en, "The Power of Association: Is Obesity's Stigma Contagious?" (2006). Psychology Faculty Presentations. 110.