Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
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
Author(s): Flint, Stuart W
Hudson, Joanne
Lavallee, David
Contact Email:
Keywords: counter-conditioning
attitude strength
Issue Date: 2013
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.
DOI Link:
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License (CC BY-NC 3.0)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Lavallee_HPR_2012.pdf603.81 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.