Body Image: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice

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This uniquely integrative handbook provides a comprehensive account of current theory, research, and clinical practice in the area of body image and body image disorders. The volume's 57 concise chapters have been contributed by internationally recognized experts from diverse mental health, medical, and allied health care disciplines. Authors review the nature and functions of body image; examine psychological, social-contextual, and physical influences on body image experiences; and present effective ways to assess, alleviate, and prevent body image-related suffering. Capturing the richness and complexity of the field in a readily accessible format, every chapter concludes with an informative annotated bibliography.

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Thomas F. Cash, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has published over 150 scientific articles and chapters on the psychology of physical appearance. The developer of an empirically supported program to help people have a more positive body image, Dr. Cash has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals and is Editor-in-Chief of [i]Body Image: An International Journal of Research[/i].

Thomas Pruzinsky, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Quinnipiac University and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine. His research and clinical interests focus on the psychological aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and he has published numerous articles and chapters on these topics. Dr. Pruzinsky has served as a manuscript reviewer for [i]Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery[/i], [i]Health Psychology[/i], and the [i]Cleft Palate/n-/Craniofacial Journal[/i].

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Contents
I. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
1. Understanding Body Images: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Thomas Pruzinsky and Thomas F. Cash
2. Physical Attractiveness: A Sociocultural Perspective
Linda A. Jackson
3. The Brain and Body Awareness
Marcel Kinsbourne
4. Psychodynamic Perspectives on Body Image
David W. Krueger
5. Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives on Body Image
Thomas F. Cash
6. An Information-Processing Perspective on Body Image
Donald A. Williamson, Tiffany M. Stewart, Marney A. White,
and Emily York-Crowe
7. Feminist Perspectives and Objectified Body Consciousness
Nita Mary McKinley
II. DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES AND INFLUENCES
8. Body Image Development in Children
Linda Smolak
9. Body Image Development in Adolescence
Michael P. Levine and Linda Smolak
10. Body Image Development: Adulthood and Aging
Susan Krauss Whitbourne and Karyn M. Skultety
11. Media Influences on Body Image Development
Marika Tiggemann
12. Familial Influences on Body Image Development
Ann Kearney-Cooke
13. Interpersonal Influences on Body Image Development
Stacey Tantleff-Dunn and Jessica L. Gokee
14. Sexual Abuse and Body Image
Patricia Fallon and Diann Ackard
III. BODY IMAGE ASSESSMENT
15. Body Image Assessment of Children
Rick M. Gardner
16. Measuring Perceptual Body Image among Adolescents and Adults
J. Kevin Thompson and Rick M. Gardner
17. Measuring Body Image Attitudes among Adolescents and Adults
J. Kevin Thompson and Patricia van den Berg
18. Projective Techniques to Assess Body Image
Lisa M. Radika and Bert Hayslip, Jr.
19. Beyond Traits: Assessing Body Image States
Thomas F. Cash
20. Assessing Body Image and Quality of Life in Medical Settings
Thomas Pruzinsky and Thomas F. Cash
IV. INDIVIDUAL AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
21. Body Image Concerns among Girls and Women
Ruth H. Striegel-Moore and Debra L. Franko
22. Body Image Issues among Boys and Men
Patricia Westmoreland-Corson and Arnold Andersen
23. Obesity and Body Image
Marlene B. Schwartz and Kelly D. Brownell
24. Body Image and Muscularity
Roberto Olivardia
25. Body Image and Athleticism
Caroline Davis
26. Body Image and Congenital Conditions with Visible Differences
Nichola Rumsey
27. African American Body Images
Angela A. Celio, Marion F. Zabinski, and Denise E. Wilfley
28. Asian American Body Images
Kathleen Y. Kawamura
29. Hispanic Body Images
Madeline Altabe and Keisha-Gaye N. O'Garo
30. Gay and Lesbian Body Images
Esther D. Rothblum
V. BODY IMAGE DYSFUNCTIONS AND DISORDERS
31. A "Negative Body Image": Evaluating Epidemiological Evidence
Thomas F. Cash
32. Body Image and Social Relations
Thomas F. Cash and Emily C. Fleming
33. Body Image and Sexual Functioning
Michael W. Wiederman
34. Body Image and Anorexia Nervosa
David M. Garner
35. Body Image and Bulimia Nervosa
Eric Stice
36. Body Image and Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Katharine A. Phillips
37. Body Image Disturbances in Psychotic Disorders
Thomas Pruzinsky
VI. BODY IMAGE ISSUES IN MEDICAL CONTEXTS
38. Body Image Issues in Dermatology
John Y. M. Koo and Jensen Yeung
39. Body Image Issues in Dental Medicine
H. Asuman Kiyak and Marisa Reichmuth
40. Body Image Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Leslie J. Heinberg and Angela S. Guarda
41. Body Image and Urological Disorders
Steven M. Tovian
42. Body Image Issues in Endocrinology
Jane Gilmour
43. Body Images in Oncology
Craig A. White
44. Rehabilitation Medicine and Body Image
Bruce D. Rybarczyk and Jay M. Behel
45. Body Image Issues in Individuals with HIV and AIDS
Elizabeth Chapman
VII. CHANGING THE BODY: MEDICAL, SURGICAL, AND OTHER INTERVENTIONS
46. Weight Loss and Changes in Body Image
Gary D. Foster and Patty E. Matz
47. Fitness Enhancement and Changes in Body Image
Kathleen A. Martin and Catherine M. Lichtenberger
48. Cosmetic Surgery and Changes in Body Image
David B. Sarwer
49. Optimizing Body Image in Disfiguring Congenital Conditions: Surgical and
Psychosocial Interventions
Nichola Rumsey
50. Body Image Adaptation to Reconstructive Surgery for Acquired Disfigurement
Thomas Pruzinsky
51. Psychopharmacological Treatments for Body Image Disturbances
Andrea Allen and Eric Hollander
VIII. CHANGING BODY IMAGES: PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTIONS
52. Psychodynamic Approaches to Changing Body Image
David W. Krueger
53. Experiential Approaches to Changing Body Image
Judith Ruskay Rabinor and Marion A. Bilich
54. Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Changing Body Image
Thomas F. Cash and Melissa D. Strachan
55. Psychoeducational Approaches to the Prevention and Change of Negative Body Image
Andrew J. Winzelberg, Liana Abascal, and C. Barr Taylor
56. Ecological and Activism Approaches to the Prevention of Body Image
Problems
Michael P. Levine and Linda Smolak
IX. CONCLUSIONS AND DIRECTIONS
57. Future Challenges for Body Image Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice
Thomas F. Cash and Thomas Pruzinsky
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