Learning Objective Question:. Do role models encourage anorexia because they lead to teenagers wanting to be impossibly thin?. Learning Approach Lesson objectives. To be able to answer a key issue question-on anorexia nervosa
Do role models encourage anorexia because they lead to teenagers wanting to be impossibly thin?
+ Lai (2000) found that the rate of anorexia increased for chinese residents in Hong Kong as the culture slowly became more westernised.
+Crisp et al. (1976) found that dancers and fashion models were more likely to develop anorexia nervosa.
+Mumford et al. (1991) found that Arab and Asian women were more likely to develop eating disorders if they moved to the West.
- Doesn’t explain why the disorder usually develops in adolescence.
- Everyone sees the pictures of slim people, so why is it only some of the population develop an eating disorder?
There are psychodynamic explanations for anorexia nervosa such as fear of growing up and family issues.Evaluation of the Learning Approach