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Do peers suggestions change depending on female athletes body type and sport they compete in?

Semester: Spring 2024


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The current study experimentally examines the different Improvement suggestions people give to female athletes who have an ideal body (lean) vs. those who do not (non-lean) when they compete in a lean (distance running) vs. non-lean (softball) sport. Particularly, we are interested in suggestions that emphasize the athlete changing their physique (e.g., lower BMI) or eating habits (e.g., cut calories). This study provides us insights into the social pressures that female athletes experience.

Presenter Name: Carissa Guardado

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #A60
College: Social & Behavioral Science
School / Department: Psychology
Research Mentor: Carol Sansone
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 9:00 AM