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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Thin-ideal Internalization: Volume 45 Issue 8

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Current research on the etiology of thin-ideal internalization focuses on psychosocial influences (e.g., media exposure). The possibility that genetic influences also account for variance in thin-ideal internalization has never been directly examined. This study used a twin design to estimate genetic effects on thin-ideal internalization and examine if environmental influences are primarily shared or non-shared in origin.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Genetic and Environmental Influences on Thin-ideal Internalization: Volume 45 Issue 8 created by Jessica L. Suisman, MA, Shannon M. O’Connor, BS, Steffanie Sperry, PhD, J. Kevin Thompson, PhD, Pamela K. Keel, PhD, S. Alexandra Burt, PhD, Michael Neale, PhD, Steven Boker, PhD, Cheryl Sisk, PhD, and Kelly L. Klump, PhD

Journal/Publisher:

Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

December 2012

Course Material Authors

Jessica L. Suisman, MA
Shannon M. O'Connor, BS
Steffanie Sperry, PhD
J. Kevin Thompson, PhD
Pamela K. Keel, PhD
S. Alexandra Burt, PhD
Michael Neale, PhD
Steven Boker, PhD
Cheryl Sisk, PhD
Kelly L. Klump, PhD

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other health care professionals who seek knowledge about genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain prior research on environmental risk factors for thin-ideal internalization.

  2. Define the magnitude of genetic, shared environmental, and non-shared environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization.

  3. Discuss ways that genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization may vary in Western versus non-Western cultures.

Genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization

Genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization

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