Body Image: Psychological Predictors, Social Influences and Gender Differences

Aimé Doiron (Editor)

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY000000



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Body Image: Psychological Predictors, Social Influences and Gender Differences opens with a presentation of results of a study on sport-active and sport-inactive adolescents, their perception of body image and their associated eating habits and sport participation motives.

Following this, the authors examined the association between feminist beliefs, empowerment, and positive body image through an online sample of 302 British women.

Additionally, the authors examine adolescent boys’ body image and its relationship to their subjective well-being, as well as the effect of the parent-adolescent relationship on body image and their subjective well-being.

The penultimate chapter discusses research findings regarding body image issues in men of color. Risk factors associated with body dissatisfaction in men of color are explored, including a discussion of cultural and race-related factors that may impact the development of body image issues.

The “allocentric lock” model of eating disorders is explored in the concluding chapter, providing a rich conceptual framework for elucidating the source of body image disturbance and factors causing patients with eating disorders to be locked in a body that they detest.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Gender Differences in Adolescents´ Perceptions of One's Own Body, Eating Habits and Sports Participation Motives in the Era of Sedentary Behavior
(Janka Peráčková and Pavol Peráček, Department of Sport Educology and Sport Humanities, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, and Department of Sport Games, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
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Chapter 2. Feminist Beliefs, Empowerment, and Positive Body Image: Exploring Associations and Between-Group Differences as a Function of Feminist Self-Labelling
(Viren Swami, PhD, David Barron, PhD, and Adrian Furnham, PhD, School of Psychology and Sport Science, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, and others)

Chapter 3. Does Parent’s Adolescent Relationship have an Effect on Adolescent Boys’ Body Image and Their Subjective Well-Being
(Ofra Walter and Vered Shenaar-Golan, Department of Education, Tel Hai College, Israel, and others)

Chapter 4. Body Image Concerns in Men of Color: Cultural Considerations
(Regine M. Talleyrand, PhD, and Jessica R. Nolan, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, US)

Chapter 5. Contemporary Neuroscientifically Informed Models and Paradigms for Understanding and Treating Body Image Dysfunction in Eating Disorders
(Antonios Dakanalis, Department of Medicine and Surgery,University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy)


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