Obesity as a characterological stigma: The issue of responsibility and judgments of task

DeJong, William
December 1993
Psychological Reports;Dec93, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p963
Academic Journal
Reports on the study which investigates whether beliefs about the cause of a person's obesity would influence attributions made about that person's task performance. Rating of obese targets as self-indulgent and less self-disciplined; Obesity resulting from glandular disorder as exception; Absence of differences in reactions to task performance as function of weight.


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