alexa Prejudice against fat people: ideology and self-interest.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Crandall CS

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Abstract Prejudice against fat people was compared with symbolic racism. An anti-fat attitudes questionnaire was developed and used in several studies testing the notion that antipathy toward fat people is part of an "ideology of blame." Three commonalities between antifat attitudes and racism were explored: (a) the association between values, beliefs, and the rejection of a stigmatized group, (b) the old-fashioned antipathy toward deviance of many sorts, and (c) the lack of self-interest in out-group antipathy. Parallels were found on all 3 dimensions. No in-group bias was shown by fat people. Fatism appears to behave much like symbolic racism, but with less of the negative social desirability of racism.
This article was published in J Pers Soc Psychol and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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