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020    9781124550015 
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040    UMI|cUMI 
100 1  Steur, Tiffany Anne 
245 10 Examination of the Psychological Characteristics of Body 
       Modifiers: A Connection to Self-injury? 
300    123 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-
       06, Section: B, page: 3722 
500    Adviser: Sherry Skidmore 
502    Thesis (Psy.D.)--Alliant International University, Los 
       Angeles, 2011 
520    As body modification has increased in prevalence and 
       acceptance, so does the suggestions by health 
       professionals and researchers that it may be utilized for 
       self-injurious purposes. This study sought to identify 
       significant differences between tattooed and non-tattooed 
       respondents across measures of the associated 
       characteristics of self-injury. Risk of body dysmorphic 
       disorder, borderline personality disorder, and alexithymia
       were assessed using online and in-person surveys. The 
       tattooed respondents were more likely to endorse an arrest
       history, incarceration history, and a high or medium risk 
       of alexithymia. Results illustrated that there remains a 
       lack of definitive evidence for the support that body 
       modification can be classified as self-injurious. 
       Limitations of the findings and suggestions for future 
       research are explored 
590    School code: 1436 
650  4 Psychology, Behavioral 
650  4 Psychology, Behavioral Sciences 
690    0384 
690    0602 
710 2  Alliant International University, Los Angeles.|bLos Angles,
       CSFS 
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