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Editors: Marlene V. Kindes
Book Description:
Western culture has increasingly valued physical appearance and in particular slenderness in the last 20 years. Unrealistic targets of thinness and excessive weight loss have led to eating disorders, the idea of obligatory exercise and other mental health problems. The concept of dissatisfaction with one's body image is driven home by images of ultra-thin models appearing in newspapers, magazines and television. This new book brings together leading international research in this alarming and growing field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1 - Striving for Bodily Perfection? An Overview of the Drive for Muscularity; pp. 1-34
(Todd G. Morrison et al., National University of Ireland, Ireland)

Chapter 2 - The Influence of Body Weight and Shape in Determining Female and Male Physical Attractiveness; pp. 35-61
(Viren Swami, University College of London, UK)

Chapter 3 - Sports Advertising and Body Image; pp. 63-77
(Dave Smith et al., University of Chester, UK)

Chapter 4 - Body Image and Self-Concept in Bulimia: Information Processing to Salient Facets of the Self; pp. 79-108
(Michel Girodo, University of Ottowa, Canada and Mariette C. de la Guardia, University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Chapter 5 - Eating Disorders and Adolescent Girls: Implications from a Developmental Perspective; pp. 109-130
(April Lynn Lapp and Craig Winston LeCroy)

Chapter 6 - Borderline Personality Disorder and Body Image;
pp. 131-144
(Randy A. Sansone and Lori A. Sansone, Wright State University School of Medicine, USA)

Chapter 7 - Body Image Deviation in Chronic Schizophrenia: A New Research; pp. 145-197
(Reiko Koide and Akira Tamaoka, University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Chapter 8 - The Psychopathology of a Brazilian Treatment-Seeking Sample of Patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder; pp. 199-213
(Leonardo L. Telles et al., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 9 - Body Image in Morbid Obesity; pp. 215-227
(C. Delgado et al., Hospital Meixoeiro, Spain)

Chapter 10 - The Association between Actual Fatness, Body Ratings and Appearance Perception in Children; pp. 229-242
(Lau Wing Chung)

Chapter 11 - Body Image in Children and Motor Ability: The Relationship between Human Figure Drawings and Motor Ability;
pp. 243-262
(Chie Tanaka, Kobe Shinwa Womenís University, Japan)

Chapter 12 - Clinical Treatment for Body Image Disturbances: Variations on a Theme - Interactive Guided Imagery, Empty Chair Work and Therapeutic Letter-Writing; pp. 263-289
(Patrice Rancour, Ohio State University, USA)

Chapter 13 - Impact of Vitiligo on Body Image: An Overview;
pp. 291-307
(Shahin Aghaei, Jahrom Medical School, Iran)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-60021-059-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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