Sociocultural origins of anorexia

IB Psychology: Sociocultural origins of anorexia

Many people automatically assume that anorexia is a social disorder - that is, the result of social and cultural factors. But how strong is the evidence that anorexia may be the result of media and modern pressure to "look beautiful?"The sociocultural approach proposes two main theories of the etiology of anorexia. Social Cognitive Learning theory argues that we learn behaviour from our society by observing the behaviour...

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