The aim of this study is to explore how people think and feel about their body size and weight. We are particularly interested in the complex but important differences between people – some people are happy or proud of their body, whereas others may struggle with negative thoughts or feelings. All of these thoughts and feelings can happen just as much among people who are any size and weight. So we are trying to find out more about the characteristics and psychological patterns that can be seen in people who feel positive about their body and those who struggle with their body (and anyone in between!).
This knowledge could help to support movements such as ‘Body Positivity’ and ‘Big is Beautiful’ that celebrate bodies of all sizes and encourage people of all weights to feel good about themselves (for examples see thebodypositive.org/, bodyimagemovement.com/). Ultimately, findings could help us to help people in future who may struggle with feelings about their size or weight.
This study has been given a favourable ethical opinion by the University of Surrey Ethics Committee. Ref FHMS 19-20 036
Health and Wellness, Psychology
Polls and Surveys
Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight
40 minutes total, 1 session
Single online survey
At the end of the study you will have the chance to enter a prize draw – we are giving away two £25 (or US $30) Amazon or One4All vouchers to two lucky winners.
This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!
Earn Other rewards