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Trötthet och fördomar: en studie i diskriminering av överviktiga vid mental trötthet
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fatigue and Prejudice : a study of discrimination against the obese in mental fatigue (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med den här studien var att undersöka om mental trötthet leder till ökad diskriminering av överviktiga. Genom att använda en dual process-modell, inleddes undersökningen med en bedömningsuppgift som deltagarna fick utföra i labbmiljö. Vid ett senare tillfälle fick var och en ombesörja att de genomförde ett implicit associationstest (IAT), följt av en explicit graderingsfråga, där deltagarna uppskattade en eventuell skillnad i normal- kontra överviktigas mentala prestation. Syftet med dessa tester var att ta reda på om diskriminering mot överviktiga existerade inom gruppen i sin helhet på såväl implicit som explicit nivå. Hälften av gruppen hade genomgått en kraftig mental trötthetsbelastning före bedömningsuppgiften, med avsikt att se om bias mot överviktiga ökade vid mental trötthet. Resultatet för alla testningar var för sig visade på diskriminering mot överviktiga, men inte att det förekom någon högre diskriminering vid mental trötthet. Möjliga förbättringar i undersökningsdesignen diskuteras, liksom praktiska implikationer.

Abstract [en]

This study examined whether mental fatigue leads to increased discrimination against the obese. Using a dual process model, participants took part in an assessment task in a controlled laboratory setting, and thereafter completed an implicit association test (IAT), followed by an explicit question, where participants were asked to grade variances in the mental capacity between normal- versus overweight individuals. The intention was to explore possible obesity discrimination. Half of the group previously completed a strenuous memory task, with the purpose of achieving severe fatigue, in order to explore whether the bias increases with mental fatigue. Although the results revealed discrimination in all tests, there was no evidence of increased discrimination in mental fatigue. Possible improvement in the research design is discussed, as well as practical implications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 16 p.
Keyword [en]
Implicit Association Test (IAT), mental fatigue, obesity, dual process model, automatic stereotypes
Keyword [sv]
Implicit Associationstest (IAT), mental trötthet, övervikt, dual process-modell, automatiska stereotyper
National Category
Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-9017DiVA: diva2:499752
Subject / course
Psychology
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-14Bibliographically approved

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