DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2016.12.005
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Raymond C. Hawkins II

Abstract: Stereotypic attributions about "overweight people" (called weight stigma or bias) and "slender people" were elicited through semantic differential procedures and compared with self-attributions on the same bipolar personality trait scales. More negative personality traits were attributed to overweight people than to slender people and self-descriptions. Overweight subjects attributed negative traits to "overweight people" but did not self-endorse these negative personality characteristics. Internalization of …

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