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Double standards in body evaluation? : How identifying with a body stimulus influences ratings in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

Double standards in body evaluation? : How identifying with a body stimulus influences ratings in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

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VOGES, Mona M., Claire-Marie GIABBICONI, Benjamin SCHÖNE, Karsten BRAKS, Thomas J. HUBER, Manuel WALDORF, Andrea S. HARTMANN, Silja VOCKS, 2018. Double standards in body evaluation? : How identifying with a body stimulus influences ratings in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In: International Journal of Eating Disorders. Wiley-Blackwell. 51(11), pp. 1223-1232. ISSN 0276-3478. eISSN 1098-108X. Available under: doi: 10.1002/eat.22967

@article{Voges2018Doubl-55303, title={Double standards in body evaluation? : How identifying with a body stimulus influences ratings in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa}, year={2018}, doi={10.1002/eat.22967}, number={11}, volume={51}, issn={0276-3478}, journal={International Journal of Eating Disorders}, pages={1223--1232}, author={Voges, Mona M. and Giabbiconi, Claire-Marie and Schöne, Benjamin and Braks, Karsten and Huber, Thomas J. and Waldorf, Manuel and Hartmann, Andrea S. and Vocks, Silja} }

Schöne, Benjamin Vocks, Silja eng 2021-10-20T09:15:43Z Huber, Thomas J. Waldorf, Manuel Vocks, Silja Double standards in body evaluation? : How identifying with a body stimulus influences ratings in women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa Giabbiconi, Claire-Marie Voges, Mona M. Objective:<br />Women with eating disorders (ED) evaluate their own body more negatively than do women without ED. However, it is unclear whether this negative rating is due to objective bodily features or different standards for one's own body and others' bodies. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine whether women with ED apply double standards when rating bodies by disentangling the objective features of one's own body from the feelings of ownership.<br /><br />Method:<br />We presented n = 34 women with anorexia nervosa, n = 31 women with bulimia nervosa, and n = 114 healthy controls with pictures of thin, average-weight, overweight, athletic, and hypermuscular bodies. Identity was manipulated by showing each body once with the participant's own face and once with the face of another woman. Participants were instructed to report their emotional state according to valence and arousal and to rate body attractiveness, body fat, and muscle mass.<br /><br />Results:<br />Women with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa displayed greater self-deprecating double standards in body fat rating than did women without ED, as quantified by the difference between the ratings of the same body with one's own versus another woman's face. Double standards reflected in valence, arousal and attractiveness ratings were significantly more pronounced in women with anorexia nervosa than in women without ED.<br /><br />Discussion:<br />The double standards found may be due to an activation of dysfunctional self-related body schemata, which distort body evaluation depending on identity. Double standards related to body fat were characteristic for women with ED, but not for women without ED. Hartmann, Andrea S. 2021-10-20T09:15:43Z terms-of-use Huber, Thomas J. Braks, Karsten Schöne, Benjamin 2018 Giabbiconi, Claire-Marie Braks, Karsten Hartmann, Andrea S. Waldorf, Manuel Voges, Mona M.

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