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African-American Women On Predominantly White College Campuses: In The Shadows Of Eating Disorders, Charlynn Small Jan 2016

African-American Women On Predominantly White College Campuses: In The Shadows Of Eating Disorders, Charlynn Small

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Existing literature on Black women and body image often addresses the misconception that these groups are well-protected from eating disorders (EDs). The misconception can be attributed to sociocultural models of eating pathology, clinical approaches to classification, conflicting research results, and the extant measures for assessing ED symptoms and risk factors.