The processing of threat-related information in female dieters and non-dieters

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Abstract

It has been suggested that bulimic attitudes and behaviours serve the function of reducing awareness, especially where a situation is perceived as threatening. Considering a non-clinical population of female dieters and non-dieters, this study tested the prediction that a higher level of bulimic attitudes would be associated with an attentional bias to threat information. Using a Stroop task, interference in the colour-naming of threat information was positively and significantly associated with the level of bulimic attitudes in dieters only. This finding supported escape from awareness models of bulimia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-276
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Eating Disorders Review
Volume6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998

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