BODY IMAGE PERCEPTION AND ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Body image perception is a complex construct which involves not only the perception of physical appearance, but also attitudes, feelings and behaviours. Anorexia is an eating disorder whose main characteristic is an intentional loss of body weight. Determined in multiple ways, this disorder pervades all aspects of functioning. The aim of this research was to examine certain specificities of the social perception of persons with anorexia. The examinees involved 40 young females aged 15 to 25. It was indicated that young females with anorexia specifically perceive females of different physiques, as well as themselves. Perception is stereotypical and affected by imposed cultural standards, but also disharmonious and contorted through the prism of a disorder such as anorexia nervosa.
Keywords: body image, anorexia, perception, stereotype
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