Special Issue "Weight Stigma: Experiences, Consequences, Causes and Remedies"
A special issue of Obesities (ISSN 2673-4168).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 14588
Interests: weight stigma; eating disorders; body image
Interests: stigma; discrimination and health; obesity stigma; alcohol and gambling marketing and harms; body image; psychological and social aspects of endometriosis; public health; addiction
The rise in public health concern and debate around the body weight classifications of overweight and obesity has been accompanied by important psychosocial consequences—in particular, a concomitant rise in weight stigma. Weight stigma can be defined as prejudice and discrimination due to weight or body size. It includes experiences of being stigmatised by others, internalised weight (self) stigma, and anticipated or expectation of stigma—all of which have been linked to negative health outcomes and potentially life-limiting disparities of experience. There is currently little support or legal protection for those encountering weight stigma, despite the damaging health and social consequences.
This Special Issue invites original research articles and systematic reviews that examine the psychosocial and health consequences of weight stigma. This includes the potential impact on mental and physical health, health intentions and behaviours, body image, eating behaviour, behavioural avoidance, social exclusion, and inequality. Work examining weight stigma in specific settings, such as health care, physical activity, employment and education, is particularly welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Janet D Latner
Prof. Dr. Kerry O'Brien
Dr. Angela Meadows
Manuscript Submission Information
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- weight stigma
- weight bias
- public health
- eating behaviour
- mental health
- health care
- body image
- sport and exercise