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).
"Cash and Smolak are world-renowned researchers who provide extensive information on all aspects of body image disturbance. This book is 'must' reading for anyone entering the field of mental health, as well as those already practicing. It discusses everything from developmental aspects of body image, to the normal range of appearance-related concerns, to assessment and treatment of body image disorders. There is no comparable book on the market today."
-Fugen Neziroglu, PhD, ABBP, Director, Bio-Behavioral Institute, Great Neck, New York
"Cash, Smolak, and their contributing authors summarize most of what is currently known about body image. They cover the full range of relevant topics in 53 concise chapters. This terrific volume is the standard work on body image for clinicians, researchers, teachers, and students across disciplines."
-Carlos M. Grilo, PhD, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director, Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research, Yale University
"This volume offers the most comprehensive review to date of knowledge about body image. Whether you are a professional or student interested in body image, you should keep this book close at hand. The second edition maintains the high standards of its predecessor while incorporating the latest research. Highlights include more information about the neuroscientific bases of body image and expanded coverage of prevention."
-Sabine Wilhelm, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
"The first edition of this book was great, and this one is even better. It captures the significant advances that have occurred in the field over the past decade. This is the definitive work on all matters pertaining to body image."
-Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Department of Psychology and Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University
"This creatively edited book provides an enriching and intelligent read, filled with a diverse group of authors and subjects."
-Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions
"This book is remarkable in its scope, including information difficult to find elsewhere, and nowhere singly....An outstanding contribution to the field."
-Psychology of Women Quarterly
"This handbook should prove relevant to a wide audience. Researchers, especially graduate students, will find a wealth of information on assessment instruments and future directions for study....The book will not only be useful to researchers but also will give clinicians such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health professionals a deeper understanding of cutting-edge issues of body image."
-Journal of the American Medical Association
"This timely book may encourage greater communication and cross-fertilization among disciplines and fields. It provides a wealth of ideas for those interested in this fascinating topic and will serve as a valuable and frequently referenced resource."
-New England Journal of Medicine
"Particularly relevant to mental health practitioners, clinical psychologists and nurses delivering holistic care."
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 Lynn Suisman and Kelly Lynn 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, Josée 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
About the Authors:
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 seven 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's 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.
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