Etiologies of Bulimia. Analyse etiologies, in terms of biological, cognitive and/or sociocultural factors, of Bulimia Nervosa.’ . Predictions?. Biological? Cognitive? Socio-Cultural?. Answer the following questions in your notes.
Analyse etiologies, in terms of biological, cognitive and/or sociocultural factors, of Bulimia Nervosa.’
How do these statistics demonstrate that bulimia has a genetic influence?
What are two limitations of this study?
What is one possible explanation for the vast difference in concordance rates in different studies? (i.e. why is there a lack of test-retest reliability when studying bulimia?)
Would you predict that bulimia patients have higher levels or lower levels of serotonin? Why? (Revise Hetherington and Ranson’s study on lesioning the hypothalamus of rats if you need help. )
What other symptoms might be influenced by levels of serotonin?
#1. Why do bulimia patients view themselves as being heavier or bigger than they really are?
There are two possible reasons (think biology and emotion).
In a study where male and female college students were shown images of someone of their own gender. They had to select three that represented:
Guess the results of the study (they were ordinary participants, not bulimia patients)
What are the possible reasons for the results of the study opposite?
How could this help explain the gender differences in prevalence of bulimia?
What level of analysis is this factor?
#1. Considering that body image and dieting are typically issues that are associated more with females than males, what are the possible explanations for the results of the research study on the right?