Affiliation: University of Sussex
- Professional hazards? The impact of models' body size on advertising effectiveness and women's body-focused anxiety in professions that do and do not emphasize the cultural ideal of thinnessHelga Dittmar
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Br J Soc Psychol 43:477-97. 2004....
- Compulsive buying--a growing concern? An examination of gender, age, and endorsement of materialistic values as predictorsHelga Dittmar
Social and Health Psychology Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK
Br J Psychol 96:467-91. 2005..The central findings were that materialistic value endorsement emerged as the strongest predictor of individuals' compulsive buying, and that it significantly mediated the observed age differences...
- Does Barbie make girls want to be thin? The effect of experimental exposure to images of dolls on the body image of 5- to 8-year-old girlsHelga Dittmar
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Sussex, United Kingdom
Dev Psychol 42:283-92. 2006....
- The impact of thin models in music videos on adolescent girls' body dissatisfactionBeth T Bell
University of Leeds, UK
Body Image 4:137-45. 2007..Self-esteem was not found to be a significant moderator of this relationship. Implications and future research are discussed...
- Objects, decision considerations and self-image in men's and women's impulse purchasesH Dittmar
Sociology and Social Psychology Subject Group, School of Social Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Acta Psychol (Amst) 93:187-206. 1996..The results lend support to all three sets of hypotheses. The implications of these findings are discussed with respect to economic and consumer theory, and the treatment offered to the increasing number of 'addicted' shoppers...
- I want it and I want it now: using a temporal discounting paradigm to examine predictors of consumer impulsivityHelga Dittmar
School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Br J Psychol 101:751-76. 2010..These findings support a conceptualization of consumer impulsivity as identity-seeking behaviour...
- Associations between appearance-related self-discrepancies and young women's and men's affect, body satisfaction, and emotional eating: a comparison of fixed-item and participant-generated self-discrepanciesEmma Halliwell
Centre for Appearance Research, School of Psychology, University of the West of England, UK
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:447-58. 2006..These findings can be explained with respect to the assessment of accessible, versus available, self-discrepancies. Implications for self-discrepancy and body image theory and research are discussed...
- The effects of exposure to muscular male models among men: exploring the moderating role of gym use and exercise motivationEmma Halliwell
Centre for Appearance Research, School of Psychology, University of the West of England, Frenchay, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 9QY, UK
Body Image 4:278-87. 2007..The findings are interpreted with respect to likely differences in motives for social comparisons...
- Individual differences in children's materialism: the role of peer relationsRobin Banerjee
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
Pers Soc Psychol Bull 34:17-31. 2008..Study 4 confirms that the endorsement of social motives for materialism mediates the relationship between perceived peer pressure and materialism...
- Body image and restrained eating in blind and sighted women: A preliminary studyEleni Marina Ashikali
Social and Applied Psychology Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Body Image 7:172-5. 2010..Possible explanations for our findings are considered, including the importance of visual exposure to the media's thin ideal, as well as the usefulness of future research on blind women...