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Multicultural Religious Populations' Manifestations of Power and Control in Cases of Disordered Eating

Orellana del Fierro

Title:
Multicultural Religious Populations' Manifestations of Power and Control in Cases of Disordered Eating
Author(s):
Fierro, Orellana del
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Undergraduate theses
Department:
Psychology (Barnard College)
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, Barnard College.
Abstract:
In reflecting about cultural psychology there is always a reminder to revert and think back about the underlying issues that challenge the foundations of western psychology and its practical and theoretical application in other cultures around the world. One of these is the idea of power and control. At the root of diagnosing and defining disorders, we are faced with questions that attempt to answer crucial components of psychology at its core. Not only can traces of power and control be present in the varying aspects of psychology, but also in the factors that contribute to disorders. By examining characteristics that make up and affect individuals, therapists can better understand the client population and provide appropriate treatment for those who seek psychological services. This paper will address religion as one facet of culture and expands on how it manifests notions of power and control in individuals with eating disorders or in those who suffer from warped ideas of body image and physical attractiveness.
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Psychology
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Suggested Citation:
Orellana del Fierro, 2010, Multicultural Religious Populations' Manifestations of Power and Control in Cases of Disordered Eating, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10358.

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