"Vile bodies": disgust, self-disgust, their measurement and prevalence in eating disorders

Jessica Marina Moncrieff-Boyd

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date15 Mar 2017
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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