National Post: ‘Does this make me look big?’ Researchers explore what makes women ‘fat talk’

 

November 17, 2016 / By Sharon Kirke /

New work on motivations and consequences of negative body-image talk by SDT faculty Luc Pelletier and colleagues featured in National Post.

“Most said they sometimes engaged in fat talk, but women who were more motivated by extrinsic goals — to “be beautiful” or “be admired by many people” — were more likely to do it. “Looking thin and looking good respond to those goals, compared to others’ goals of being healthy,” Pelletier said”

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