Genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization
Volume 45 Issue 8
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.ce-credit.com/courses/101958
About the Course:
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.
Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders
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
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.
Explain prior research on environmental risk factors for thin-ideal internalization.
Define the magnitude of genetic, shared environmental, and non-shared environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization.
Discuss ways that genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization may vary in Western versus non-Western cultures.
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