|Clothing Size Dissatisfaction: A Stronger Predictor of Size-related Avoidance than Body Mass Index
||Participants in the current study (N = 2,997) were age and race-representative U.S. adults perceiving themselves as larger in body size than their ideal. Participants completed an internet survey inquiring about size and size-related avoidance behavi...
|Understanding Gender Patterns: Early Stage Development of a Gender Neutral Body Talk Scale
||Fat talk is defined as the negative body talk that occurs in social contexts. Previous literature suggests that fat talk is more of a feminine rather than masculine conversational tendency, yet the measures that have detected such gender differences ...
|Organ Donation Decision Making Among Non-Catholic Christians: An Expansion of the Theory of Planned Behavior
||According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (2012), 112,264 people are on the waiting list for an organ transplant in the United States. The gap between patients and donors continues to expand. There is a need for research and intervention aime...
|“S/he’s Got it Goin’ On”: Exploring Ethnic Differences in Body Talk
||Current body image literature is indicative of contradictory findings for women and men of varying ethnicities (e.g., research suggests that Black women possess higher body esteem, yet other evidence refutes this finding). The term fat talk is used t...
|Exploring Gender and Weight Loss Motivators
||Although the obesity epidemic has impacted men and women equally, only 25% of men attempt to lose weight, compared to 40% of women. Since motivation likely plays a role in weight loss attempts and degree of success, this research explores gender and ...
|Everyone Else Is Doing It (I Think): The Power Of Perception And Society In Fat Talk
||Fat talk (FT) involves critiquing one’s own appearance in social conversations and has been associated with negative outcomes such as higher body dissatisfaction, increased depression, and a greater perceived sociocultural pressure to be thin. Althou...