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Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Counter-conditioning as an intervention to modify anti-fat attitudes
Authors: Flint, Stuart W
Hudson, Joanne
Lavallee, David
Contact Email: david.lavallee@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: counter-conditioning
attitude strength
obesity
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: PAGEpress
Citation: Flint SW, Hudson J & Lavallee D (2013) Counter-conditioning as an intervention to modify anti-fat attitudes, Health Psychology Research, 1, Art. No.: e24.
Abstract: This study examined the effect of anti-fat attitude counter-conditioning using positive images of obese individuals participants completed implicit and explicit measures of attitudes towards fatness on three occasions: no intervention; following exposure to positive images of obese members of the general public; and to images of obese celebrities. Contrary to expectations, positive images of obese individuals did not result in more positive attitudes towards fatness as expected and, in some cases, indices of these attitudes worsened. Results suggest that attitudes towards obesity and fatness may be somewhat robust and resistant to change, possibly suggesting a central and not peripheral processing route for their formation.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22308
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.4082/hpr.2013.e24
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Affiliation: Sheffield Hallam University
Leeds Beckett University
School of Sport

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