Integrating intervention targets offered by homeostatic theory

Rachel A. Annunziato, Stephanie L. Grossman

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Marks presents “homeostatic theory” which proposes that weight gain is fostered by a “Circle of Discontent” consisting of body dissatisfaction, negative affect, and overconsumption. This innovative framework offers potential intervention approaches, including victim-blaming, stigma, and discrimination, as well as devalorizing the thin-ideal. Our article discusses possible ways that clinical health psychologists based in university settings may be uniquely positioned to consider and implement large-scale programs that have shown great promise for addressing these core issues.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth Psychology Open
Issue number1
StatePublished - 7 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Body image
  • Health promotion
  • Intervention
  • Obesity
  • Stigma


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