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Investigating the psychological factors associated with obesity

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Obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century, associated with a range of adverse physical, psychological, social and economic consequences. The aetiology of obesity is complex; however, the psychological factors associated with overweight and obesity remain poorly understood.

The first paper critically appraises evidence for three of the most developed psychological theories of obesity. Based on these findings, literature from the field...

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Institute of Clinical Psychology Training
Type of award:
D.Clin.Psych.
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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