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Cash, Thomas F.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
The physical attractiveness stereotype was examined as it pertains to the attribution of psychological disturbance among peers. Consistent with the stereotype, attractive interviewees were judged as less disturbed with better prognosis than unattractive interviewees. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Counselor Attitudes, Helping Relationship, Peer Acceptance
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Siever, Michael D. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1994
Investigated hypothesis that gay men and heterosexual women are dissatisfied with their bodies and vulnerable to eating disorders because of shared emphasis on physical attractiveness and thinness based on desire to please men. Findings from 53 lesbian, 59 gay, 62 heterosexual female, and 63 heterosexual male college students generally confirmed…
Descriptors: Anorexia Nervosa, Body Image, Bulimia, College Students
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Noles, Steven W.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1985
Examined the relationship between body image, global self-concept, and depression. Men and women (N=224) completed questionnaires and were videotaped and objectively rated on attractiveness. Results indicated that depressed subjects were less satisfied with their bodies and saw themselves as less physically attractive than was reported by…
Descriptors: Body Image, College Students, Congruence (Psychology), Depression (Psychology)