Fighting Anorexia Essay

1692 Words Sep 1st, 2013 7 Pages
Chantay Stephenson
Experimental Variables Paper
Georgia Perimeter College

Author Note
Department of Psychology 1101 Professor Crisp
It’s only human to wish you looked different or could fix something about yourself. But when a more serious notion with being thin takes over your eating habits, thoughts, and life, it’s a sign of an eating disorder. When you have anorexia, the desire to lose weight becomes more important than anything else. You may even lose the ability to see yourself as you truly are. Anorexia is a serious eating disorder that affects people of all ages. It can damage your health and threaten your life. But you are not alone. There’s help available when you’re ready to make a change. Everyone
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Well the Newsweek article research evaluated the experimental procedure of allowing the family therapeutic approach for the anorexic to recover. With this I feel you would need some additional information like: the question would be; what is considered as the right family support? There are different types of families which consider different kinds of support as “right”. In the Cookie Monster article it provided no experimental procedures the additional information needed to understand the research would include:

In one of the articles the studies could not involve the manipulation of an independent variable. For which study was it impossible to manipulate an independent variable? The Cookie Monster study could not manipulate an independent variable. Because the researchers give no information or anything to go on to produce this study. You can’t draw a conclusion without any information provided. If I was a psychologist who was going to conduct a research as a follow-up to one of the studies described in the articles, I would choose the study from the Newsweek article. And the first question I would ask would be: What is considered to be the right support? Everyone has a different prospect on what support may be. For example my daughter was diagnosed with an eating disorder 6 months ago, I had no idea she was not eating properly until she fainted one morning getting ready for school. Once we arrived at the emergency room and the

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