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Suzanne E. Mazzeo
Virginia Commonwealth University
114Publications
30H-index
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Public health campaigns are often used to prevent or reduce obesity. However, social psychological theory suggests these efforts might not be universally helpful and could potentially have detrimental consequences. This investigation explored the effects of obesity prevention campaigns. Participants were randomized to view either weight-focused or weight-neutral campaigns. Assessments at three time points (pre, post, and follow-up) examined the differences between groups in reactions to campaign...
#1Courtney C. Simpson (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 6
#2C. Blair Burnette (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 2
Last.Suzanne E. Mazzeo (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 30
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Purpose The current study adapted evidence-based prevention programs to promote positive health behaviors among racially and ethnically diverse young adult women. Two successful programs (The Body Project and the Healthy Weight Intervention) were integrated to evaluate their feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy in reducing risk for both eating pathology and weight gain. Intervention features extended the previous prevention efforts by emphasizing broad appearance ideals to enhanc...
#1Melanie K. Bean (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 12
#2Laura M. Thornton (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 39
Last.Suzanne E. Mazzeo (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 30
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#1Laura Caccavale (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 5
#2Rosalie Corona (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 18
Last.Melanie K. Bean (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 12
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#1C. Blair Burnette (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 2
#2Alexandria E. Davies (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 1
Last.Suzanne E. Mazzeo (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 30
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Purpose Accumulating evidence suggests weight suppression (WS) is related to disordered eating and eating disorder (ED) risk in non-clinical samples; however, research to-date has not examined the intentionality of, or motivations for, WS. The purpose of this study was to: (1) qualitatively assess WS motivation in undergraduates, and (2) explore differences in body image and eating behaviors across motivation categories.
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