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Visual Diet versus Associative Learning as Mechanisms of Change in Body Size Preferences

  • Lynda G. Boothroyd,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Durham University, Durham, UK

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  • Martin J. Tovée mail,

    m.j.tovee@ncl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Thomas V. Pollet

    Affiliation: Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: November 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048691

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