Handbook on Body Image: Gender Differences, Sociocultural Influences and Health Implications

Leroy B. Sams (Editor)
Janet A. Keels (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: HEA018000

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In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the gender differences, sociocultural influences and health implications of body image. Topics include muscle dysmorphia as an expression of cultural and social standard influence; a cross-national examination of body image and health behaviors in Jordan and the United States; body image and sexuality in breast cancer survivors; body dissatisfaction among African American, Asian American, and Latina women; mens’ body image; eating and body-related disorders among men; mass media’s effect on body image and eating disturbances; transferring personal body knowledge in adolescents; body image investment and self-regulation of weight control behaviors; explicit and implicit anti-fat attitudes; feminism and body image; dietary habits, exercise and body image; gender difference modulation in a body-selective region in the brain; body image improvement after cosmetic surgery by evaluating postural changes; body image and quality of life of women with polycystic ovary syndrome; and evaluation of ideal and acceptable body shapes in older adults. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

The Truth Behind “The Bigger the Better”: Muscle Dysmorphia as an Expression of Cultural and Social Standard Influence
(Emiliano Santarnecchi, Davide Dèttore, Department of Neurological and Sensorial Sciences, University of Siena, Italy, and others)

Middle East Meets West: A Cross-National Examination of Body Image and Health Behaviors in Jordan and the United States
(Teresa K. King, Brendan Morse, Heidi Woofenden, Molly Copithorne, Bonnie Dunigan, Zeely Sylvia, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

A Review of Body Image and Sexuality in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach
(Rebecca Clausius Hunter, Christie A. Befort, Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas, USA)

Determining Beauty: Body Dissatisfaction Among African American, Asian American, and Latina Women
(Sarah J. Javier, Jasmine A. Abrams, Morgan L. Maxwell, Faye Z. Belgrave, Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA)

Drive for Muscularity: A Central Aspect of Men´s Body Image
(Angela Nogueira Neves Betanho Campana, Lucy Montoro Rehabilitation Center/Dr. Domingos A. Boldrini Children´s Hematological Hospital, Brazil)

Current Considerations for Eating and Body-Related Disorders among Men
(Antonios Dakanalis, Giuseppe Riva, Department of Humanistic Studies, Section of Psychology, University of Pavia, Italy, and others)

Mass Media, Body Image and Eating Disturbances: The Underlying Mechanism through the Lens of the Objectification Theory
(Antonios Dakanalis, Giuseppe Riva, Department of Humanistic Studies, Section of Psychology, University of Pavia, Italy, and others)

Transferring Personal Body Knowledge in Adolescents
(Louise Bernadette Mathews, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia)

Body Image Investment and Self-Regulation of Weight Control Behaviors
(Eliana V. Carraca, Marlene N. Silva, Pedro J. Teixeira, Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)

The Predictive Effect of Attachment Style, Emotion Regulation, Body Comparison, Media Internalization and BMI on Muscle-Oriented Body Image Dissatisfaction in Men
(Stacey Kosmerly, Line Tremblay, Céline Boudreau-Larivière, Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian University, School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

Body Image, Explicit and Implicit Anti-Fat Attitudes: The Implications of False Feedback and Participants Weight Status
(Line Tremblay, Julie Shihan, Julie Pajuluoma, Stan Koren, Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Laurentian University, School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

Feminism and Body Image: A Qualitative Investigation
(Rebecca Coles, Viren Swami, Centre for Research in Schools and Communities, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, and others)

Dietary Habits, Exercise and Body Image
(Jacqueline F. Hayes, Kristen E. D’Anci, Robin B. Kanarek, Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA)

Body Image Improvement after Cosmetic Surgery by Evaluating Postural Changes
(Marco Mazzocchi, Luca A. Dessy, Silvia Di Ronza, Nicolò Scuderi, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, and others)

Gender's Visual Signs: Their Cultural Representation and the Wrongdoings of the Misrepresentation of Female Genitalia
(Gerard Zwang, Saint Clément de Rivière, France)

Gender Difference Modulation in a Body-Selective Region in the Brain
(Tomohiro Ishizu, Centre for Advanced Research on Logic and Sensibility, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Body Image and Eating Issues among Women Related to Responses to Gender-Role Limitations
(Brett Silverstein, Department of Psychology, City College of New York, USA)

Body Image and Quality of Life of Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
(Semara A. Thomas, Lisa M. Pastore, University of Virginia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)

Evaluation of Ideal and Acceptable Body Shapes in Older Adults
(F. Richard Ferraro, Erin Olufs, Lacey Smith, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA)

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