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Table of Contents

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 L. Suisman and Kelly L. 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, Josee 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 Author

Edited by Thomas F. Cash, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA, and Linda Smolak, PhD, Emerita Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Kenyon College, Ohio, USA


"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, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, MasachusettsUSA "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, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

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