Processing of threat-related information by women with bulimic eating attitudes
Waller, Glenn, Quinton, Stephanie and Watson, Derrick G. . (1995) Processing of threat-related information by women with bulimic eating attitudes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol.18 (No.2). pp. 189-193. ISSN 02763478Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1098-108X(199509)18:2<18...
It has been proposed that bulimic attitudes and behaviors serve the function of reducing awareness, especially where a situation is regarded as threatening. However, there is little evidence to support this model. Considering a non-eating-disordered population, this study tested the prediction that a higher level of bulimic eating attitudes will be associated with a characteristic pattern of cognitive processing, where the individual is slower to respond to threatening information. In a computer-driven test of information processing, it was shown that women with more bulimic attitudes were slower to respond to threatening than neutral words, while there was no such effect for the women with less bulimic attitudes. This finding was specific to bulimic attitudes, rather than simply being related to unhealthy eating attitudes in general. These findings support the “escape from awareness” model of bulimic attitudes and behavior. Further research is needed, particularly to verify these findings in women with diagnosable bulimic disorders. © 1995 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Bulimia, Cognitive Psychology, Cognition, Human information processing, Eating disorders|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Eating Disorders|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons|
|Official Date:||September 1995|
|Page Range:||pp. 189-193|
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