Body Image: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice
Thomas F. Cash, Thomas Pruzinsky
Guilford Press, 2004 - Psychology - 530 pages
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.