PhD in 2018
PhD in 2018
Body Image Disturbance is one of the main symptoms for Anorexia Nervosa stated by the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V). The body image is a very complex construct that encompasses behavioral, cognitive/affective and perceptive aspects. Since there has been a lot of research concerning vision (e.g. drawing one's own silhouette), now research is focusing on other senses like touch and it can be stated that a body image disorder is multisensory in nature.
In my research project I am interested in the differences of perception and localization of tactile stimuli in patients with Anorexia Nervosa and in healthy controls. I also want to investigate how overestimation of body size influences conscious and unconscious movements. The definition and relationship between body image and body schema is one specific aspect which plays a role in this context.
Prof. Dr. Heiko Wagner
Prof. Dr. Miriam Seyda
Dr. Anouk Keizer
|2009–2012||Bachelor in Sports Science and Nutritional Science at the University of Münster|
|2012-2014||Master in Sports Science and Nutritional Science at the University of Münster|
|2015||PhD student at the University of Münster|
|July 2018||Thesis Defense: "Physical Self-Concept and Body Image in Healthy Adolescent Girls and Women with Anorexia Nervosa"|