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dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons CC-BY 4.0
dc.contributor.authorDarling, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorUytman, Clare
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Richard J.
dc.contributor.authorHavelka, Jelena
dc.contributor.authorPearson, David G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:29:53Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:29:53Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-17
dc.identifierER3675
dc.identifier.citationDarling, S., Uytman, C., Allen, R., Havelka, J. & Pearson, D. (2015) Body image, visual working memory and visual mental imagery. PeerJ, 3:e775.
dc.identifier.issn2167-8359
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.775
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/3675
dc.descriptionAccompanying dataset available at https://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9148
dc.description.abstractBody dissatisfaction (BD) is a highly prevalent feature amongst females in society, with the majority of individuals regarding themselves to be overweight compared to their personal ideal, and very few self-describing as underweight. To date, explanations of this dramatic pattern have centred on extrinsic social and media factors, or intrinsic factors connected to individuals' knowledge and belief structures regarding eating and body shape, with little research examining links between BD and basic cognitive mechanisms. This paper reports a correlational study in which visual and executive cognitive processes that could potentially impact on BD were assessed. Visual memory span and self-rated visual imagery were found to be predictive of BD, alongside a measure of inhibition derived from the Stroop task. In contrast, spatial memory and global precedence were not related to BD. Results are interpreted with reference to the influential multi-component model of working memory.
dc.format.extente775
dc.publisherPeerJ
dc.relation.ispartofPeerJ
dc.rights© Darling et al.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleBody image, visual working memory and visual mental imagery
dc.typearticle
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.775
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid3675
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refterms.dateFCA2016-11-01
refterms.dateFCD2016-11-01
qmu.authorUytman, Clare
qmu.authorDarling, Stephen
qmu.centreCentre for Applied Social Sciences
dc.description.statuspub
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