Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance by Thomas F. Cash

By Thomas F. Cash

This scholarly paintings is the main accomplished current source on human actual appearance―how people’s outer actual features and their internal perceptions and attitudes approximately their very own visual appeal (body snapshot) impact their lives. The encyclopedia’s 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited via the world’s specialists from a number of disciplines―social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The broad topical insurance during this priceless reference paintings contains: (1) vital theories, views, and ideas for realizing physique snapshot and visual appeal; (2) clinical dimension of physique snapshot and actual attributes (anthropometry); (3) the advance and determinants of human visual appeal and physique snapshot over the lifespan: (4) How tradition and society affects the meanings of human visual appeal; (5) The psychosocial results of appearance-altering disorder, harm, and visual transformations; (6) visual appeal self-change and self-management; (7) The prevention and therapy of physique photo difficulties, together with psychosocial and scientific interventions. Chapters are written in a fashion that's obtainable and informative to a large viewers, together with the knowledgeable public, collage and graduate scholars, and scientists and scientific practitioners. every one well-organized bankruptcy presents a word list of definitions of any technical phrases and a different examining part of instructed assets for persisted studying in regards to the subject.

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Further Reading Relevant Websites American Psychiatric Association (2000). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Text Revision, 4th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association. Attia, E. (2010). Anorexia nervosa: Current status and future directions. Annual Review of Medicine 61, 425–435. Becker, A. , Thomas, J. , and Pike, K. M. (2009). Should non-fat-phobic anorexia nervosa be included in DSM-V? International Journal of Eating Disorders 42, 620–635. org – Academy for Eating Disorders.

Body image treatment within an inpatient program for anorexia nervosa: The role of mirror exposure in the desensitization process. International Journal of Eating Disorders 31, 185–190. , et al. (2009). Comparison of body size estimation in adolescents with different types of eating disorders. European Eating Disorders Review 17, 468–475. , and Fairburn, C. G. (2009). Brief cognitive behavioural therapy for extreme shape concern: An evaluation. British Journal of Clinical Psychology 48, 79–92. Further Reading Relevant Websites American Psychiatric Association (2000).

And Smolak, L. , pp. 244–252. New York: Guilford Press. Anderson-Fye, E. , and Becker, A. E. (2003). Sociocultural aspects of eating disorders. In: Thompson, J. K. ) The Handbook of Eating Disorders and Obesity, pp. 565–589. New York: Wiley. Anderson-Fye, E. , and Lin, J. (2009). Belief and behavior aspects of the EAT-26: The case of schoolgirls in Belize. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 33, 623–638. 22 Anthropological Perspectives on Physical Appearance and Body Image Becker, A. E. ) (2004).

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