Nature and nurture: factors contributing to the development and continuation of eating disorders Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
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  • Joy, Subhashni Devi Singh
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
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  • This thesis discusses the impact of genetics, personality traits and media on the development and continuation of eating disorders, including bulimia and anorexia. The project includes a literature review of current research on factors related to eating disorders. The series of three articles highlights three factors that affect the development of eating disorders. The first article considers some of the personality traits often associated with people with eating disorders, as told through one person's experience. The second uses a narrative approach to tell the story of a young girl who struggled with anorexia and binge eating and who also has a mother and half-sister who have dealt with eating disorders. The third article describes how media can affect how girls and women view their bodies and also reports on a recent movement toward using "real" women in advertising and in magazines directed to teenage girls.
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  • Linden, Tom
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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