Obesity Stigma and its psychological implications- Update 2 – First Draft

As week three of four draws to a close, I have finished the second stage of my research process- outlining and writing. The outlining part of stage 2 was a relatively quick process. As I mentioned in my first blog post, I had already begun envisioning what I wanted to do with the final product while I was still in the process of searching for sources, so all I really had to on that front was write down my plan.

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Obesity Stigma and its Psychological Implications- Update 1- Compiling, Compiling, and Compiling some more

On Monday, June 18th, I began my first of four weeks’ research on obesity stigma and its relationship to psychological issues in the obese. As my first week draws to a close, I think it is as logical a time as any to write my first blog post.

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Ian Cropley Freshman Monroe Project- Abstract

Obesity is heavily stigmatized and obese people are regularly stereotyped and discriminated against. Because obesity and obesity-related stigma are so prevalent, it is important to understand obesity stigma and how it is related to self-perception in obese people. Over the summer I will investigate the relationship between prevailing attitudes toward obesity and psychological outcomes associated with them. The primary goal of this research is to synthesize current scholarship to gain a better understanding of attitudes and stereotypes associated with body size and shape and how these stereotypes affect behavior. To do this, I will access online psychology databases, consolidate and synthesize the research that has been conducted in this area, and write a comprehensive review on this topic. Understanding the role of obesity stigma in psychological attitudes and behaviors could help with the development of evidence-based strategies for people who struggle with psychological problems related to weight.

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