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Over the past weeks of research preparation, the design for my study has transformed quite a bit in order to fit a more dependable method of measurement and a more narrow research question.

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Implicit Stereotypes Toward Body Type and Cognitive Responses to Food

Implicit cognitive biases or stereotypes toward certain body types have been found to affect individual food choice (McFerran, Dahl, Fitzsimons, & Morales, 2009). Additionally, it is becoming increasingly common for prominent influencers to encourage the consumption of certain foods or dietary practices through Instagram and other forms of social media. The goal of this study is to take advantage of this trend to understand how stereotypes about a social media influencer affect people’s perception of foods.

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