This thesis explored the emotions of disgust and self-disgust, with particular reference to their relevance in eating disorders. Study One considered the relationship between self-disgust and eating disorder symptomatology in a non-clinical sample, using a revised version of a self-report scale. In Study Two, disgust and self-disgust were investigated in a clinical eating disorder sample. The final study explored transcranial magnetic stimulation as a means of measuring corticomotor excitability during disgust facial expressions. The results of this thesis clarify the role of disgust and self-disgust in eating disorders, while also adding practical utility to the measurement of disgust and self-disgust.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||15 Mar 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|