The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior / Edition 2

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Overview

The second edition of The Psychology of Eating: From Healthy to Disordered Behavior continues its detailed overview of the latest research to this broad field. While the book draws on sociology, psychiatry, and other related disciplines to explore the range of eating-related behaviors, its primary emphasis is on the psychology of eating, as viewed from a social, health, and clinical perspective. Topics addressed include the nature of a healthy diet, how we make choices around what to eat, dieting and body dissatisfaction, and the root causes and treatments of obesity, bulimia, and anorexia.

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"Jane Ogden, a long-time, well-regarded contributor to this field herself, has managed successfully to bring together the principal issues and domains concerning the interrelated areas of dieting, obesity, body image, and eating disorders. For researchers, practitioners, and those simply interested in understanding the complexities of eating and related issues, this book provides a valuable resource."
Professor Janet Polivy, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada

"Eating can be a source of delight or an opportunity for poor psychological and physical health. In this book Jane Ogden gives a scholarly and yet digestible overview of the psychological underpinnings of this important area."
Janet Treasure, King's College London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405191210
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Ogden is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Surrey, UK. She has published over 100 articles and several books, including Health Psychology: A Textbook and Fat Chance: The Myth of Dieting Explained. Her current research interests include the control of eating behavior, the medical and surgical management of obesity, aspects of women's health, and the role of language in the doctor–patient relationship.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

Foreword Janet Polivy Polivy, Janet

Ch. 1 Introduction 1

Ch. 2 Healthy Eating 8

Ch. 3 Food Choice 31

Ch. 4 The Meaning of Food 63

Ch. 5 The Meaning of Size 82

Ch. 6 Body Dissatisfaction 97

Ch. 7 Dieting 116

Ch. 8 Obesity 148

Ch. 9 Obesity Treatment 180

Ch. 10 Eating Disorders 211

Ch. 11 Treating Eating Disorders 254

Ch. 12 An Integrated Model of Diet 276

References 288

Author Index 351

Subject Index 365

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