Body image : a handbook of theory, research, and clinical by Thomas F. Cash PhD, Thomas Pruzinsky Phd

By Thomas F. Cash PhD, Thomas Pruzinsky Phd

The typical reference for practitioners, researchers, and scholars, this acclaimed paintings brings jointly the world over well-known specialists from diversified psychological well-being, clinical, and allied health and wellbeing care disciplines. individuals evaluate confirmed and rising theories and findings; probe questions of tradition, gender, well-being, and ailment; and current evidence-based evaluation, remedy, and prevention methods for the complete variety of physique snapshot matters. shooting the richness and complexity of the sector in a without difficulty obtainable layout, all of the fifty three concise chapters concludes with an informative annotated bibliography.

New to This Edition
*Addresses the main pressing present questions within the field.
*Reflects major advances in key parts: evaluation, physique photo in boys and males, weight problems, illness-related physique photo matters, and cross-cultural research.
*Conceptual Foundations part now comprises evolutionary, genetic, and optimistic psychology perspectives.
*Increased assurance of prevention.

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A parallel process operates for men, but in this case the ideal that is socioculturally transmitted is a mesomorphic and muscular V-shaped body, with broad shoulders, well-developed upper body, flat but muscular stomach (“six-pack abs”), and narrow waist and hips. Again, this hypermuscular ideal is impossible for most men to achieve by healthy means. Nevertheless, it is internalized by many, resulting in body dissatisfaction 14 I. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS and a potentially unhealthy pursuit of muscularity (via compulsive exercise, supplements, or steroids).

2007). The muscular ideal: Psychological, social, and 1. Understanding Body Images 11 medical perspectives. — Considers how cultural and personal ideals and pursuits of a muscular physique affect men (and some women). , & Neziroglu, F. (2010). Body dysmorphic disorder: A treatment manual. —A volume that integrates theory and science on body dysmorphic disorder and delineates the elements of treatment. Chapter 2 Sociocultural Perspectives on Human Appearance and Body Image Marika Tiggemann Introduction Appearance in general and body image in particular have become very important constructs in contemporary Western societies.

Stice, E. (1994). Review of the evidence for a sociocultural model of bulimia nervosa and an exploration of the mechanisms of action. —Perhaps the earliest articulation of a specific sociocultural model for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. , Frederick, D. , et al. (2010). The attractive female body weight and female body dissatisfaction in 26 countries across 10 world regions: Results of the International Body Project I. —The largest existing cross-national comparison of body image ideals.

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