The Perception of obesity by normal-weight versus obese school-age children
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- Counts, C.R., Jones, C., Frame, C.L. et al. Child Psych Hum Dev (1986) 17: 113. doi:10.1007/BF00706650
There appears to be little difference between obese and normal weight children in their perceptions of obese individuals. Both groups of children endorse negative stereotypes of obese persons when information about body type is the only available cue. However, these stereotypes may be somewhat negated in the minds of both groups when the obese person is physically attractive and/or is in a position of authority.