|Behavioral Treatment for a Female Engaging in Autoerotic Asphyxiation
||Once thought to be a phenomenon only practiced by men, autoerotic asphyxiation,
a form of sexual masochism that is life-threatening, has been documented in women.
This case study presents a 22-year-old college female with comorbid depression and
|College student drinking: Perception of the norm and behavioral intentions
||Social norm campaigns assume that college students desire to increase their drinking, and may eventually do so, to match inflated perceptions of peer drinking. We assessed 171 college students on self-reported drinking, desired drinking and perceptio...
|Evaluation of a Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy Intervention to Improve Body Image and Decrease Dieting in College Women
||This two-group experimental study evaluated the effectiveness of a cognitive–behavioral body image intervention, adapted from an effective clinical intervention, with normal college females. Participants included nonclinical, freshman college women w...
|Examining “fat talk” experimentally in a female dyad: How are women influenced by another woman's body presentation style?
||Fat talk, the verbal dissatisfaction that women express about their bodies, was studied in a female dyad whereby participants interacted with a female confederate who either self-derogated, self-accepted, or self-aggrandized. A 2 (participant body es...
|Fat talk and self-presentation of body image: Is there a social norm for women to self-degrade?
||The current investigations build upon previous ethnographic research, which identified a social norm for adolescent females to engage in “fat talk” (informal dialogue during which individuals express body dissatisfaction). In Study 1, participants we...
|Gender Differences in the Association among Nicotine Dependence, Body Image, Depression, and Anxiety within a College Population
||Previous research has linked female weight concerns and smoking. This study examined whether poor body image and other eating disorder variables, after controlling for symptoms of anxiety and depression, were predictive of smoking severity in a sampl...
|Gender Differences in Fat Talk Among American Adults: Results from the Psychology of Size Survey
||Vignettes were used to assess gender differences
in likelihood of hearing others engage in and perceived
pressure to join in positive, negative (fat talk), and self-accepting
body talk. An age-representative sample of 4,014
adult women and men vo...
|Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation Among College Students
||Motivational interviewing has shown some success as an intervention for college student cigarette smokers. We tested the efficacy and process of a two session motivational-interviewing-based smoking intervention compared to an assessment/information ...
|Peer pressure to “Fat talk”: Does audience type influence how women portray their body image?
||“Fat talk” describes women discussing their bodies disparagingly for impression management while interacting with one another. This study examined whether college females deliberately alter their self-reported body image according to characteristics ...
|Physician’s Personal and Practice Use of CAM Therapies in a Rural Community in the Southeast United States
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|Psychological, nutritional, and energy expenditure differences in college females with anorexia nervosa vs. comparable-mass controls
||This is the first study to examine psychological and behavioral variables in nonhospitalized college females with subclinical anorexia nervosa (AN) as compared to healthy college females of comparable body mass (i.e., body mass index (BMI)<19). Parti...
|Social likeability, conformity, and body talk: Does fat talk have a normative rival in female body image conversations?
||Fat talk, dialogues among women involving negative body-focused discussions, was studied as a function of conformity and social likeability through the use of four vignettes depicting young women in conversation. Using a 2 (body presentation style of...
|They’re Not “Abnormal” and We’re Not Making Them “Abnormal”: A Longitudinal Study
||A course in abnormal psychology may attract students with
psychopathology, negatively impact some students, or both. This
longitudinal study investigated the selection hypothesis and the impact
on undergraduates taking abnormal psychology. Partici...
|Women And Cigarette Smoking: Does Amount Of Weight Gain Following A Failed Quit Attempt Affect Social Disapproval?
||This study examined the perception of social attractiveness and approval of smoking in a vignette of an American college female smoker after a failed quit attempt. It was hypothesized that she would be perceived more favorably when she was smoking to...
|A Writing Intervention for Negative Body Image: Pennebaker Fails to Surpass the Placebo
||Pennebaker’s therapeutic writing paradigm was assessed as a brief intervention for negative body image. Females were randomly
assigned to write about their body image (experimental; n = 23) or their
bedroom (controls; n = 25) for four days. Body im...