Language use in eating disorder blogs – Psychological implications of social online activity

This study focused on eating disorder webs, including proeating disorder blogs and recovery blogs. The authors reported the proeating disorder blogs reflected lower cognitive processing, closed-minded writing style, less emotional expression, fewer social references, and a focus on eating related contents than recovery blogs. The authors suggested the distinct language patterns appear to reflect the psychological conditions of the blog authors and provide insight into the author’s various stages of coping.

Wolf, Markus, Theis, Florian, and Kordy, Hans. (2013). Language use in eating disorder blogs – Psychological implications of social online activity. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32, 212-226.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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