This study investigated the mere proximity effect of obesity discrimination in children in Chinese culture. One hundred and thirty children between 9 and 14 years old were asked to indicate how much they would like or to be friends with a target character, who was either male or female and average-weight or overweight. The target character was presented with four other background characters of the same gender, whom were either average-weight or overweight. The findings demonstrated that female targets were pr…
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