Body Image: A Handbook of Science, Practice, and Prevention (Hardback)
  • Body Image: A Handbook of Science, Practice, and Prevention (Hardback)

Body Image: A Handbook of Science, Practice, and Prevention (Hardback)

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Hardback 490 Pages / Published: 19/07/2011
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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.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781609181826
Number of pages: 490
Weight: 874 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


"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, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital

"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, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

"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, Director, Yale Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research, Yale University School of Medicine

"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

"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, 10/11/2012

"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, 10/11/2012

"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, 10/11/2012

"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, 10/11/2012

"Particularly relevant to mental health practitioners, clinical psychologists and nurses delivering holistic care."--Nursing Standard, 10/11/2012

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