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dc.contributor.advisorOcchipinti, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorLeach, Lori
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T03:51:42Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T03:51:42Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/368134
dc.description.abstractPeople form impressions quickly and easily using stereotypical beliefs as well as information the social context provides. These impressions inform beliefs, and guide emotional reactions and behavioural responses to others. Research has examined the nature of beliefs based on the amount and type of food others consume, and has shown that people more favourably judge others who eat low fat foods in small amounts. Research in an independent tradition has examined beliefs based on physical activity levels, and shown that people more favourably judge exercisers. Both the diet- and exercise-based literatures have shown that beliefs are associated with gender roles as well as attractiveness and body-size ideals, and thus differ for women and men. However, previous researchers have not systematically examined these separate yet interrelated beliefs in combination, including how these variables in combination affect emotional responses and behavioural tendencies. It is important to establish the social consequences, particularly given society’s emphasis on healthy living. Thus, the studies in this thesis examined beliefs, emotional responses, and behavioural tendencies involving others, based on the dietary and activity behaviours of normal-weight women and men, in combination. In addition, presentation of body-size information was varied in explicitness through the use of verbal information and photographs. To extend previous research I utilised a unifying social psychological theoretical frame, the Stereotype Content Model (SCM) and its extension the Behaviours from Intergroup Affect and Stereotype (BIAS) model.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsStereotype Content Model (SCM)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsBehaviours from Intergroup Affect and Stereotype (BIAS) modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordsBody size stereotypesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLifestyle choicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsConsumption and exerciseen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Consumption and Exercise Stereotypes on Evaluations: How do People Shape Up in the Eyes of Their Beholders?en_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Healthen_US
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorChambers, Suzanne
dc.contributor.otheradvisorGallois, Cindy
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1428903966993en_US
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gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentSchool of Applied Psychologyen_US


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