Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance
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Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance

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This scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance-how people's outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. The encyclopedia's 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by the world's experts from a range of disciplines-social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The extensive topical coverage in this valuable reference work includes: (1) Important theories, perspectives, and concepts for understanding body image and appearance; (2) Scientific measurement of body image and physical attributes (anthropometry); (3) The development and determinants of human appearance and body image over the lifespan: (4) How culture and society influences the meanings of human appearance; (5) The psychosocial effects of appearance-altering disease, damage, and visible differences; (6) Appearance self-change and self-management; (7) The prevention and treatment of body image problems, including psychosocial and medical interventions. Chapters are written in a manner that is accessible and informative to a wide audience, including the educated public, college and graduate students, and scientists and clinical practitioners. Each well-organized chapter provides a glossary of definitions of any technical terms and a Further Reading section of recommended sources for continued learning about the topic.

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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 938 pages
  • 248 x 296 x 86mm | 3,238.63g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012384925X
  • 9780123849250

Table of contents

Congenital and Acquired Appearance-Altering Conditions

Body Image Dysfunctions and Disorders

Historical/Conceptual/Theoretical Perspectives

Appearance and Body Image Measurement

Psychosocial Approaches to Body Image Change and Prevention

Sociocultural Influences

Changing the Body-Surgical, Medical, and Other Interventions

Individual and Cultural Differences

Appearance Self-Change and Self-Management

Personal/Social Meanings and Influences of Variations in Human Appearance

Developmental Perspectives
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