The ironic effects of weight stigma
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Pacific Standard

New research suggests anti-obesity campaigns that stigmatize heaviness may be counterproductive. Irony in Our Diets: Stigmatizin ..

Salon

New research lists weight gain amongst the "paradoxical and undesired effects" of anti-obesity campaigns ..

redOrbit

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara ..

Huffington Post

Exercise more, eat (and drink) fewer calories. It's a simple message, but hard to do. In fact, the more we learn about obesity, ..

Forbes

America's fat obsession is raging again this week, what with baseball star Prince Fielder having the audacity to get nude and St ..

The Guardian

All moral and political objections to 'fat-shaming' aside, attempts to trigger self-loathing are officially useless It's a rare ..

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America’s war on obesity has intensified stigmatization of overweight and obese individuals. This experiment tested the predicti ..

Numerous causes contribute to the nation’s obesity epidemic, including our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the easy availa ..

A widespread misconception, even amongst well-meaning folks, is that spreading the word about the dangers of obesity and using o ..

A new study shows that news articles that characterize overweight individuals as lazy, weak-willed, self-indulgent, and contribu ..

So far Altmetric has seen 203 tweets from 188 accounts with an upper bound of 540,056 combined followers.

"Findings suggest that social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects" http://t.co/DO9SPhNmc2

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/7BmQ03hZP4…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/4zp6cgogd7…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/BDqZZn4o8T…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/R0loGYs4h0…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/h0AGcIA7sr…

Exposure to stigmatizing messages about weight led overweight (but not other women) to consume more calories http://t.co/KOV3o15FWt…

Important research examining the effects of weight stigma in the news on overweight women http://t.co/q6tbM8rhKN

Ironic effects of weight stigma: RCT shows media stigma can cause overconsumption http://t.co/SD4txq5jRI https://t.co/vLOjTzbvhi #obesity

Ironic effects of weight stigma: RCT shows media stigma can cause overconsumption http://t.co/SD4txq5jRI https://t.co/vLOjTzbvhi #obesity

NEW study: The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/3y0kbJjHxq. More evidence shows how fat-shaming anti-obesity messages backfire

The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/D1wva0s4La - exposure to weight stigmatizing news causes women to overeat

The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/D1wva0s4La - exposure to weight stigmatizing news causes women to overeat

Brilliant new study @UNSBNews shows how weight stigma INCREASES calorie intake. Bingo! http://t.co/0qkeIkk96f

Brilliant new study @UCSBNews shows how weight stigma INCREASES calorie intake. Bingo! http://t.co/0qkeIkk96f

Research: "War on obesity" threatens people who are overweight, ironically making it harder for them to lose weight: http://t.co/1M8woXvPUj

Is War on #Obesity stigmatizing the overweight and paradoxically diminishing self-control? http://t.co/0xIEcZPoZu

Research: "War on obesity" threatens people who are overweight, ironically making it harder for them to lose weight: http://t.co/1M8woXvPUj

Is War on #Obesity stigmatizing the overweight and paradoxically diminishing self-control? http://t.co/0xIEcZPoZu

Research: "War on obesity" threatens people who are overweight, ironically making it harder for them to lose weight: http://t.co/1M8woXvPUj

Research: "War on obesity" threatens people who are overweight, ironically making it harder for them to lose weight: http://t.co/1M8woXvPUj

Blow to my sinister Burkean agenda? "Messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical & undesired effects" http://t.co/tdertZo7YG

New research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology - The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/u0bgWhi62d

New research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology - The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma http://t.co/u0bgWhi62d

Another study shows that exposure to #stigma is harmful and leads to overeating. http://t.co/AcDZfoei0B #EndStigma #Obesity

Negative messages about obesity may cause people who think they are overweight to eat more food. http://t.co/QfoDgwVMoM

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

YEAH, SCIENCE. RT @poetryghost: @fatgirlphd Science says you are right too! Fat-shaming makes weight control harder: http://t.co/6UbqrXDRHC

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

YEAH, SCIENCE. RT @poetryghost: @fatgirlphd Science says you are right too! Fat-shaming makes weight control harder: http://t.co/6UbqrXDRHC

Negative messages about obesity may cause people who think they are overweight to eat more food. http://t.co/QfoDgwVMoM

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

“@kdntweets: Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/VT3wg2byEL h/t @SocImages”

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

RT @kdntweets: Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! http://t.co/KJ2HfAaeL2 I was never shamed - probably afraid I’d eat them.

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

New research: "social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects": http://t.co/TUF5BKDVYy

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

YEAH, SCIENCE. RT @poetryghost: @fatgirlphd Science says you are right too! Fat-shaming makes weight control harder: http://t.co/6UbqrXDRHC

"@kdntweets: Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Maj5U6wdYt h/t @SocImages"

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

Wait, fat-shaming doesn't work?! And actually has adverse effects? Shocking! http://t.co/Op9qiD8arr h/t @SocImages

@thelindywest I'm so sorry, Lindy. This just came out yesterday and shocked the heck out of me. No more weight jokes http://t.co/pNdIXr1axn

"The ironic effects of weight stigma" (#psychology #health #wellness #perception #prejudice #bias #ethics) http://t.co/xx53Cbjbqi

Experiment (N=93): Übergewichtige, die stigmatisiert werden, essen erst recht. (Achtung, #Sozialpsychologie) http://t.co/388pEinH5S

Telling overweight women they r lazy, weak & self-indulgent doesnt encourage them to lose weight & may cause death http://t.co/5BHhT0Koam

Telling overweight women they r lazy, weak & self-indulgent doesnt encourage them to lose weight & may cause death http://t.co/5BHhT0Koam

The ironic effects of weight stigma; weight-stigmatizing news articles & self-perceived overweight women. http://t.co/hRCDMatdjP

The ironic effects of weight stigma; weight-stigmatizing news articles & self-perceived overweight women. http://t.co/hRCDMatdjP

RT @SimonMagus: How #healthfascists and fussbuckets cause #obesity http://t.co/iLH2mdZ50I

@BenjaminSuhr #weightdiscrimination here: http://t.co/0qkeIkk96f and one for coping strategies and #obesity: http://t.co/JsAMZsGVN8. Enjoy!

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The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma

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The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma

"Findings suggest that social messages targeted at combating obesity may have paradoxical and undesired effects." Not surprising ..

The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma

University of California researchers are taking a closer look at “The Ironic Effects of Weight Stigma.” As a country, it seems ..

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