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Ch 17: Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Eating Disorders chapter of this Abnormal Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to study eating disorders. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of eating disorders in abnormal psychology.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering abnormal psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about abnormal psychology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the symptoms and causes of eating disorders or treatment options and patients' prognoses
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about eating disorders
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any eating disorders question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an eating disorders unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Obesity
  • Risk factors for eating disorders

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

1. Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) & Eating Disorders: Definition & Types

Many of us have something about our appearance that we'd like to change, but for some people these desires can develop into actual disorders. How are body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders related? This lesson gives you a closer look at these disorders and the impact they can have on people.

What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

2. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

3. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

4. Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

Binge-eating disorders are difficult to confront, but can be relatively easy to treat. This lesson explores some of the causes and issues related to binge-eating disorder, as well as to obesity in general.

What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

5. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.

William Sheldon's Body Type Theory

6. William Sheldon's Body Type Theory

Have you ever made a snap judgment based on how someone looked? William Sheldon thought body types could define personality. Read on to find out what body type you are and if this theory holds up to today's psychological standards.

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