An experimental analysis of the role of schema compensation in anorexia nervosa
Mountford, V., Waller, Glenn, Watson, Derrick G. and Scragg, Peter. (2004) An experimental analysis of the role of schema compensation in anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors, Vol.5 (No.3). pp. 223-230. ISSN 14710153Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2004.01.012
It has been suggested that the relatively poor effectiveness of treatments for anorexia nervosa is due to a poor conceptualisation of the disorder. One hypothesis is that current models are mistakenly targeting superficial, instead of deeper level, cognitions and cognitive processes. A schema-based cognitive–behavioural model of eating disorder pathology suggests that the process of schema compensation is key to restrictive pathology—when there is the threat of experiencing negative affect, compensatory schemasare activated, reducing that affect. The current experimental study aimed to provide support for such a process. Eating-disordered and control women completed a computer-based task, measuring the compensation process in terms of speed and accuracy in response to subliminal threat cues. The results did not fully support the hypothesis, suggesting that the model and methodology need some amendment. Improvements to the methodology are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Anorexia nervosa, Schemas (Psychology), Cognition, Subliminal perception, Compensation (Psychology)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Eating Behaviors|
|Official Date:||July 2004|
|Page Range:||pp. 223-230|
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