Title

The Effect of Mirror Confrontation and Size Estimation Feedback on Perceptual Inaccuracy in Normal Females who Overestimate Body Size

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1989

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1002/1098-108X(198907)8:4<437::AID-EAT2260080407>3.0.CO;2-L

Abstract

Mirror confrontation and performance feedback regarding size estimation accuracy were used to treat size perception inaccuracy in college females previously found to overestimate body size. In comparison to contact‐control subjects, who received a general health information discussion, experimental subjects' accuracy improved and changes were maintained at follow‐up (2 weeks). However, accuracy scores for subsamples of both groups were equivalent at an extended follow‐up (8 weeks). The results are discussed with regard to future research and the implications for the treatment of eating disorders.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

International Journal of Eating Disorders, v. 8, issue 4, p. 437-444

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