Assignment: Eating Disorders

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Cultures idealizing thinness, pressure from peers to fit in, and constant images of bodily perfection shown by mass media, along with additional physiological and psychological factors, can combine to create the perfect storm for adolescents struggling with eating disorders. For this Assignment, choose one peer-reviewed research study about eating disorders that focuses on a minority group of adolescents. Consider connections between physiological development, adolescence, and eating disorders.

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Submit a 2- to 4-page paper for which you articulate a position on eating disorders in adolescent girls from diverse racial and cultural experiences. Explain how the position is related to the biological and/or physiological development as well as psychological development of adolescent girls. Further, explain how such findings can inform evidence-based social work practice. Please use the Learning Resources and the research study you identified to support your answer.

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School: UC Berkeley




Eating Disorders



Eating disorders are an issue connected with eating where people are struggling to conform
to societal expectations, or the struggle may be related to their behavior or even psychological
nature. It is also important to note that eating disorders have always been connected to the white,
young female given the portrayal by the society. However, it is important to note that the eating
disorders not only affect the young, white female but also affect people from the minority
groups, especially ladies who usually consider their effect on people. On this note, therefore, it is
important to delve deep into the minority groups that are also affected. People from all walks of
life are affected by eating disorders. Various factors are to blame for this occurrence in the lives
of various people. Eating disorders may be connected to the ...

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