Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Anorexic Conscience

The aphorism "You are want you eat," runs deep in our food-conscious culture. Studies have suggested Western peoples have the belief that a person's food intake affects not only her physical being, but her character (Nemeroff & Rozin, 1989). We praise, even glorify thin individuals for their self-discipline, while we chastise overweight individuals, and are more likely to view obese people as undisciplined, greedy, and lacking self-respect... Read more

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