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Part I: Conceptual Foundations. Pruzinsky, Cash, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Jackson, A Sociocultural Perspective. Kinsbourne, The Brain and Body Awareness. Krueger, Psychodynamic Perspectives on Body Image. Cash, Cognitive-Behavioral Perspectives on Body Image. Williamson, Stewart, M. A. White, York-Crowe, An Information-Processing Perspective on Body Image. McKinley, Feminist Perspectives and Objectified Body Consciousness. Part II: Developmental Perspectives and Influences. Smolak, Body Image Development in Children. Levine, Smolak, Body Image Development in Adolescence. Whitbourne, Skultety, Adulthood and Aging. Tiggemann, Media Influences on Body Image Development. Kearney-Cooke, Familial Influences on Body Image Development. Tantleff-Dunn, Gokee, Interpersonal Influences on Body Image Development. Fallon, Ackard, Sexual Abuse and Body Image. Part III: Body Image Assessment. Gardner, Body Image Assessment of Children. Thompson, Gardner, Measuring Perceptual Body Image among Adolescents and Adults. Thompson, van den Berg, Measuring Body Image Attitudes among Adolescents and Adults. Radika, Hayslip, Projective Techniques to Assess Body Image. Cash, Assessing Body Image States. Pruzinsky, Cash, Assessing Body Image and Quality of Life in Medical Settings. Part IV: Individual and Cultural Differences. Striegel-Moore, Franko, Body Image Concerns among Girls and Women. Westmoreland-Corson, Andersen, Body Image Issues among Boys and Men. Schwartz, Brownell, Obesity and Body Image. Olivardia, Body Image and Muscularity. Davis, Body Image and Athleticism. Rumsey, Body Image and Congenital Conditions with Visible Differences. Celio, Zabinski, Wilfley, African American Body Images. Kawamura, Asian American Body Images. Altabe, O'Garo, Hispanic Body Images. Rothblum, Gay and Lesbian Body Images. Part V: Body Image Dysfunctions and Disorders. Cash, Evaluating Epidemiological Evidence. Cash, Fleming, Body Image and Social Relations. Wiederman, Body Image and Sexual Functioning. Garner, Body Image and Anorexia Nervosa. Stice, Body Image and Bulimia Nervosa. Phillips, Body Image and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Pruzinsky, Body Image Disturbances in Psychotic Disorders. Part VI: Body Image Issues in Medical Contexts. Koo, Yeung, Body Image Issues in Dermatology. Kiyak, Reichmuth, Body Image Issues in Dental Medicine. Heinberg, Guarda, Body Image Issues in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Tovian, Body Image and Urological Disorders. Gilmour, Body Image Issues in Endocrinology. C.A. White, Body Images in Oncology. Rybarczyk, Behel, Rehabilitation Medicine and Body Image. Chapman, Body Image Issues among Individuals with HIV and AIDS. Part VII: Changing the Body: Medical, Surgical, and Other Interventions. Foster, Matz, Weight Loss and Changes in Body Image. Martin, Lichtenberger, Fitness Enhancement and Changes in Body Image. Sarwer, Cosmetic Surgery and Changes in Body Image. Rumsey, Optimizing Body Image in Disfiguring Congenital Conditions. Pruzinsky, Body Image Adaptation to Reconstructive Surgery for Acquired Disfigurement. Allen, Hollander, Psychopharmacological Treatments for Body Image Disturbances. Part VIII: Changing Body Images: Psychosocial Interventions. Krueger, Psychodynamic Approaches to Changing Body Image. Rabinor, Bilich, Experiential Approaches to Changing Body Image. Cash, Strachan, Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Changing Body Image. Winzelberg, Abascal, Taylor, Psychoeducational Approaches to the Prevention and Change of Negative Body Image. Levine, Smolak, Ecological and Activis

About the Author

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].

Reviews

"This remarkable Handbook is encyclopedic in scope. It manages to cover in one volume all aspects of body image - from developmental and cultural aspects to psychological, pharmacological, and surgical interventions. It will be an invaluable resource for all those interested in body image and its disorders." - Christopher G. Fairburn, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK

"It is a pleasure to find a book that so ably fulfills its purpose with authority and thoroughness, and without pedantry or tedium. This well-edited volume will be helpful - even indispensable - to students and professionals concerned with body image and its alterations: real or imagined, congenital, developmental, or acquired. Pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, endoctrinologists, gynecologists, urologists, oncologists, internists, and others will find the range of the chapters extensive and their readability admirable." - Robert M. Goldwyn, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, USA

"Everyone has heard that body image dissatisfaction is common enough in teenage girls to be considered a normative discontent. Few, however, know exactly what body image is, how it changes over the lifecycle, or how best to measure it. Moreover, few realize that body image is as relevant to such fields as dentistry, dermatology, and oncology as it is to psychology and psychiatry. Cash and Pruzinsky have assembled the world's experts to produce this definitive volume. It will be read eagerly by undergraduate and graduate students, but particularly by practitioners who seek to alleviate the distress associated with negative body image in its many manifestations. This is a 'must read." - Thomas A. Wadden, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA

"Provides a wealth of ideas for those interested in this fascinating topic and will serve as a valuable and frequently referenced resource." - The New England Journal of Medicine

"This book is remarkable in its scope, including information difficult to find elsewhere, and nowhere singly... Equally appropriate for the sophisticated layperson, undergraduate and graduate students of the mental health professions, as well as practitioners and researchers of the medical and behavioral sciences." - Psychology of Women Quarterly

"Researchers, especially graduate students, will find a wealth of information on assessment instruments and future directions for study [The book] also will give clinicians such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and mental health professionals a deeper understanding of cutting-edge issues" - Journal of the American Medical Association

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