The stress of obesity stigma: Testing a model of risk and resilience

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Obese people frequently experience stigma in their everyday lives, but little is known about why, when, and for
whom obesity stigma is likely to have the most negative consequences. The aim of this project is to use
sophisticated methodological approaches to test a model of risk and resilience related to obesity stigma which
predicts that characteristics of the person (such as past experiences with stigma) and characteristics of the
situation (such as who the perpetrator is) determine how people respond to stigmatising experiences. This project
is significant because it will advance theoretical knowledge about obesity stigma (and stigma more generally), and
will also provide novel insights into ways to help obese people cope with stigma.
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/18


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)