Another implication of using biological treatments to explain anorexia is that it blames biology, rather than personal circumstances treating a biological illness is much easier than treating a whole family, if we were to go with the psychological explanation of anorexia. Behavioral and psychological research on eating disorders is complex and challenging new studies are currently underway to remedy the lack of information about treatments. A2 psychology unit 3 eating behaviour: psychological explanations of one eating disorder - anorexia body dissatisfaction negative feelings about the self are often expressed as negative feelings about the body. Causes of eating disorders different types of explanations it is sometimes argued that anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are variations of the same abnormality and cannot be easily distinguished, many sufferers have experienced both types of disorder. The biological explanation for anorexia nervosa can be explained by using the biomedical model which suggests that psychological problems have physical causes.
Psychological explanations for anorexia nervosa: family systems theory, including enmeshment, autonomy and control social learning theory, including modelling, reinforcement and media cognitive theory, including distortions and irrational beliefs. This feature is not available right now please try again later.
According to statistics provided by the national association of anorexia nervosa and associated disorders (anad), there are up to 24 million people in the united states who suffer from eating. Psychological explanations for anorexia nervosa focus on anorexia being caused or triggered by dysfunctional families (eg family systems theory) social learning (observation and imitation of role models) and cognitive factors (irrational beliefs and distortions. But, when starved, individuals with a genetic tendency toward anorexia feel sated, full of energy and unfazed by starvation--a set of symptoms described in the dsm-iv, says psychologist and missoula, mont private practitioner shan guisinger, phd, in an article published last year in psychological review (vol 110, no 4. According to social learning theory the media is a major source of influence for the body image attitudes maintained by western adolescents over the last 50 years, media images of female role models have become taller and slimmer as demonstrated by the winners of miss world contestants and the images of women in magazines and on tv.
In other words, eating disorders are often biologically inherited and tend to run in families recent research suggests that inherited biological and genetic factors contribute approximately 56% of the risk for developing an eating disorder. Study psychological explanations of anorexia: psychodynamic flashcards from ella tomlinson's class online, or in brainscape's iphone or android app learn faster with spaced repetition. Psychological explanations of eating disorders psychodynamic these explanations revolve around the idea of conflict, for example the young girl's denial of her emerging sexuality. Psychological explanations for anorexia nervosa anorexia nervosa has been explained by the effects of social cultural factors, which include cultural ideals and the media different cultures have different ideals of attractiveness which can lead to different social pressures.
One thought on 7) psychological explanations for bulimia nervosa it would be really helpful if there revision posts for anorexia nervosa 🙂 but all your notes are really helpful posted by hannah | april 15, 2013, 4:08 pm. Psychological explanations of an behaviourist explanations (an as a 'learned' behaviour) classical conditioning (learning by association) • eating can be associated with anxiety since it can make people overweight • losing weight ensures that the individual reduces these feelings of anxiety ∴ feel fat/ugly so diet and associate. Anorexia is caused by strict controls on weight and unusual eating habits which can be explained through both psychological and biological explanations the psychological explanation of anorexia is explained through cultural ideas in the media which portrays thin models on tv and magazines. The biological explanations make a contribution to the understanding of eating disorders, but other factors are involved and several questions are left unanswered: why are some personality characteristics found to be associated with the conditions.
Discuss psychological explanations for anorexia (8+16 marks) there are 4 main characteristics that are caused by anorexia nervosa, and they are all serious health issues sufferers of an will get anxiety and have an excessive fear of being fat and putting on weight. Certain psychological factors and personality traits may predispose people to developing eating disorders many people with eating disorders suffer from low self-esteem, feelings of helplessness, and intense dissatisfaction with the way they look. Anorexia nervosa - eating disorder, obsessed with losing weight through self starvation means- nervous loss of appetitie 90% of cases are female although inreasing in males slt, cultural ideals and the role of the media in western culturtes there is a heavy emphasis on 'thinness' being 'ideal' in.
Psychological explanations for anorexia nervosa introduction if an is a biological disease we would expect to see examples of it throughout time and across cultures. Start studying psychological explanations of anorexia: family systems theory learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Evolutionary explanations - reproductive suppression this model is based on surbey argues that the the observation that in a anorexia is a disordered number of species, variant of the adaptive puberty is delayed or ability of females to alter suppressed in females the timings of when they are subjected reproduction at a time to stress or.