Body Image A Handbook of Science, Practice, and Prevention

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Edition: 2nd
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Pub. Date: 2012-10-09
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press
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The standard reference for practitioners, researchers, and students, this acclaimed work brings together internationally recognized experts from diverse mental health, medical, and allied health care disciplines. Contributors review established and emerging theories and findings; probe questions of culture, gender, health, and disorder; and present evidence-based assessment, treatment, and prevention approaches for the full range of body image concerns. Capturing the richness and complexity of the field in a readily accessible format, each of the 53 concise chapters concludes with an informative annotated bibliography. New to this edition: Addresses the most urgent current questions in the field. Reflects significant advances in key areas: assessment, body image in boys and men, obesity, illness-related body image issues, and cross-cultural research. Conceptual Foundations section now incorporates evolutionary, genetic, and positive psychology perspectives. Increased coverage of prevention (four chapters instead of two). This book will be important reading for clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors; medical doctors in a range of specialties; allied health professionals; students and researchers in these fields. It may also serve as a text in graduate-level courses.

Author Biography

Thomas F. Cash, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. His research focuses on influences of physical appearance and body image on psychosocial functioning, including such topics as body image development, assessment, and treatment; obesity; eating disorders; cosmetic surgery; appearance-altering conditions; and appearance stereotyping and discrimination. He has authored or edited eight books and over 200 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Cash has developed an empirically supported cognitive-behavioral program for body image improvement, as well as over a dozen validated assessments of dimensions of body image. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Body Image: An International Journal of Research and an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Cash resides in Naples, Florida. Linda Smolak, PhD, is Professor Emerita at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Her research focuses on the development of body image and disordered eating, including such topics as media and familial influences on children\u2019s body image; child sexual abuse and body image; muscle building among adolescent boys; eating disorder prevention programs; athletic participation and body image; and gender roles and body image. She has been involved in the development of several body image-related scales. Dr. Smolak is author or editor of seven books and dozens of journal articles and book chapters. She is an Associate Editor of Body Image: An International Journal of Research and serves on the editorial board for Eating Disorders: A Journal of Treatment and Prevention.

Table of Contents

I. Conceptual Foundations 1. Understanding Body Images: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Thomas F. Cash and Linda Smolak 2. Sociocultural Perspectives on Human Appearance and Body Image, Marika Tiggemann 3. Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Appearance and Body Image, Viren Swami 4. Genetic and Neuroscientific Perspectives on Body Image, Jessica L. Suisman and Kelly L. Klump 5. Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives on Body Image, Thomas F. Cash 6. Feminist Perspectives on Body Image, Nita Mary McKinley 7. Positive Psychology Perspectives on Body Image, Tracy L. Tylka II. Developmental Perspectives and Influences 8. Body Image Development in Childhood, Linda Smolak 9. Body Image Development in Adolescent Girls, Eleanor H. Wertheim and Susan J. Paxton 10. Body Image Development in Adolescent Boys, Lina A. Ricciardelli and Marita P. McCabe 11. Body Image Development in Adulthood, Sarah Grogan 12. Media Influences on Body Image, Michael P. Levine and Kelsey Chapman 13. Interpersonal and Familial Influences on the Development of Body Image, Diane Carlson Jones 14. Sexual Abuse and Body Image, Linda Smolak III. Body Image Assessment 15. Crucial Considerations in the Assessment of Body Image, Thomas F. Cash 16. Body Image Assessment of Children, Andrew J. Hill 17. Perceptual Measures of Body Image for Adolescents and Adults, Rick M. Gardner 18. Attitudinal Assessment of Body Image for Adolescents and Adults, Jessie E. Menzel, Ross Krawczyk, and J. Kevin Thompson IV. Individual and Cultural Differences 19. Gender and Body Images, Sarah K. Murnen 20. Obesity and Body Image in Youth, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer 21. Obesity and Body Image in Adulthood, Janet D. Latner and Rebecca E. Wilson 22. Body Image and Muscularity, Donald R. McCreary 23. Body Image and Athleticism, Trent A. Petrie and Christy Greenleaf 24. Gay and Lesbian Body Images, Todd G. Morrison and Jessica M. McCutcheon 25. African American Body Images, Debra L. Franko and James P. Roehrig 26. Asian American Body Images, Kathleen Y. Kawamura 27. Hispanic/Latino Body Images, Deborah Schooler and Lynda S. Lowry 28. Body Images in Non-Western Cultures, Eileen P. Anderson-Fye 29. Body Image and Congenital Conditions Resulting in Visible Difference, Nichola Rumsey and Diana Harcourt V. Body Image Dysfunctions and Disorders 30. Body Image and Social Functioning, Stacey Tantleff-Dunn and Danielle M. Lindner 31. Body Image and Sexual Functioning, Michael W. Wiederman 32. Body Image and Anorexia Nervosa, Sherrie Selwyn Delinsky 33. Body Image and Bulimia Nervosa, Janis H. Crowther and Nicole M. Williams 34. Body Image and Binge-Eating Disorder, Joshua I. Hrabosky 35. Body Image and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Katharine A. Phillips 36. Body Image and Appearance- and Performance-Enhancing Drug Use, Tom Hildebrandt and Justine Lai VI. Body Image Issues in Medical Contexts 37. Body Image Issues in Dermatology, Andrew R. Thompson 38. Body Image Issues in Oncology, Craig A. White and Caroline Hood 39. Body Image Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Helen Skouteris 40. Body Image Issues in Rheumatology, Meenakshi Jolly 41. Body Image Issues Associated with Burn Injuries, John W. Lawrence and James A. Fauerbach VII. Changing the Body: Medical, Surgical, and Other Approaches 42. Weight Loss and Changes in Body Image, David B. Sarwer, Rebecca J. Dilks, and Jacqueline C. Spitzer 43. Exercise and Changes in Body Image, Kathleen A. Martin Ginis, and Rebecca L. Bassett 44. Body Art and Body Image, Leeana Kent 45. Cosmetic Surgery and Changes in Body Image, David B. Sarwer, Canice E. Crerand, and Leanne Magee 46. Body Image and Biomedical Interventions for Disfiguring Conditions, Diana Harcourt and Nichola Rumsey VIII. Changing Body Images: Psychosocial Interventions for Treatment and Prevention 47. Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Body Image Change, Jos\u00e9e L. Jarry and Thomas F. Cash 48. Experiential Approaches to Body Image Change, Judith Ruskay Rabinor and Marion Bilich 49. School-Based Psychoeducational Approaches to Prevention, Jennifer A. O'Dea and Zali Yager 50. Computer-Based Approaches to Prevention, Hannah Weisman, Jakki Bailey, Andrew Winzelberg, and C. Barr Taylor 51. Ecological and Activism Approaches to Prevention, Niva Piran and Nina Mafrici 52. Public Policy Approaches to Prevention, Susan J. Paxton IX. Conclusions and Directions 53. Future Challenges for Body Image Science, Practice, and Prevention, Linda Smolak and Thomas F. Cash

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