Psychology Faculty Presentations

Title

The Power of Association: Is Obesity's Stigma Contagious?

Document Type

Poster Session

Event Date

5-2006

Conference/Event

18th Annual Convention of the Association of Psychological Sciences

Location

New York, NY

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Obesity

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