The implicit nature of the anti-fat bias

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SCHUPP, Harald, Britta RENNER, 2011. The implicit nature of the anti-fat bias. In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 5, 23. eISSN 1662-5161. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00023

@article{Schupp2011impli-12418, title={The implicit nature of the anti-fat bias}, year={2011}, doi={10.3389/fnhum.2011.00023}, volume={5}, journal={Frontiers in Human Neuroscience}, author={Schupp, Harald and Renner, Britta}, note={Article Number: 23} }

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