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    Anti-fat, pro-slim, or both? Using two reaction-time based measures to assess implicit attitudes to the slim and overweight


    Roddy, Sarah and Stewart, Ian and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2010) Anti-fat, pro-slim, or both? Using two reaction-time based measures to assess implicit attitudes to the slim and overweight. Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (3). pp. 416-425. ISSN 1359-1053

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    Abstract

    Two measures of implicit attitudes, the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) and the Implicit Association Test (IAT), were compared with each other and with a measure of explicit attitudes in the assessment of implicit pro-slim/anti-fat bias. Results from both implicit tests indicated higher levels of bias than revealed by the explicit measure. The IRAP data suggested that it was participants’ pro-slim rather than anti-fat bias, which was driving this effect. Explicit attitudes and feelings towards the overweight were significant predictors of behavioural intentions towards the overweight with the IRAP offering a greater contribution to predictive validity than the IAT

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: anti-fat bias; IAT; implicit attitudes; Implicit Relational Assessment; Procedure; pictures;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 5017
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105309350232
    Depositing User: Prof. Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 14:58
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Health Psychology
    Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
    Refereed: Yes
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