College of Psychology: Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures

Title

An Attitude of Gratitude: The Effects of Body-Focused Gratitude on Weight Bias Internalization and Body Image

Event Location / Date(s)

Atlanta, GA

Document Type

Poster

Presentation Date

3-2-2018

Conference Name / Publication Title

2018 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Annual Convention

Description

Weight bias internalization and body dissatisfaction are both linked to a variety of deleterious outcomes, yet little is known about how to ameliorate these issues. Across two studies (N = 404), we demonstrate the usefulness of body-focused gratitude writing exercises as a strategy to reduce weight bias internalization and improve body image.

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