Social, Cultural & Biological Influences


The societies we live in have strong beliefs and attitudes toward just about everything. Different groups within a given society adapt these beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. Our beliefs and attitudes toward our selves and our bodies are shaped in some way by these cultural influences. Our physical make-up and health also affect our feelings and behaviour.


Body Beautiful/Body Perfect: Challenging the Status Quo: Where Do Women with Disabilities Fit In?
The Cult of Buff and Lean
Eating Disorders and Obesity: How are They Related?
Fat as a Therapeutic Issue: Raising Awareness in Ourselves and Our Clients
Fat Talk
Reflections on Genes and Eating Disorders