Author

Barbara Brown

Date of Award

Spring 1976

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The preoccupation with obesity finds expression in the

popularity of books and articles dealing with dieting and weight

control, the rapid growth of weight reduction groups such as

Tops and Weight Watchers, as well as the full marketing of

numerous low calorie and dietetic foods. Much of the interest

in weight control is a consequence of the current standards of

physical beauty in our society. But another more pressing reason

for interest in weight control is the documented evidence

relating obesity to various somatic disorders.

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