Using the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure to Compare Implicit Pro-Thin/Anti-Fat Attitudes of Patients with Anorexia Nervosa and Non-clinical Controls
2012 (English)In: Eating Disorders, ISSN 1064-0266, E-ISSN 1532-530X, Vol. 20, no 2, 127-143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Implicit pro-thin/anti-fat attitudes was investigated among a mixed group of patients with full and sub-threshold Anorexia Nervosa (n = 17), and a matched-age control group (n = 17). The Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) was employed to measure implicit pro-thin and anti-fat attitudes towards Self and Others in addition to ‘striving for thinness’ and ‘avoidance of fatness’. The clinical group showed an implicit pro-fat attitude towards Others and stronger anti-fat attitudes towards Self and avoidance of fatness compared with controls. The findings are discussed in relation to the over-evaluation of weight and shape in the clinical group.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 20, no 2, 127-143 p.
Anorexia Nervosa, Implicit attitudes, Relational Frame Theory, Anorexia Nervosa, Implicit attitudes, Relational Frame Theory, Anorexia Nervosa, Implicit attitudes, Relational Frame Theory, Anorexia Nervosa, Implicit attitudes, Relational Frame Theory
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-156524DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2012.654056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-156524DiVA: diva2:432082