Selective memory biases for words reflecting sex-specific body image concerns

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_E5D95789209C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Selective memory biases for words reflecting sex-specific body image concerns
Périodique
Eating Behaviors
Auteur(s)
Unterhalter G., Farrell S., Mohr C.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
8
Numéro
3
Pages
382-389
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Women show "fear of fatness" and men a "drive for muscularity." Moreover, women perceive themselves as larger and men more muscular than they actually are. We tested potential memory biases congruent with these sex-specific body image concerns. Free recall performance for weight-related and muscle-related positive and negative words was assessed in 40 healthy undergraduate students (20 men). Men revealed a recall advantage for positive muscle words, while women showed a general advantage for positive and negative weight-related words. Thus, men revealed a memory bias congruent with their personal preference (more muscular), while women showed a general memory bias for weight information independent of their personal preference of being thinner. The absence of a positive memory bias in women might explain the higher incidence of body dissatisfaction and eating disorders in this population.
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