Weight Bias: Nature, Consequences, and Remedies

Weight Bias: Nature, Consequences, and Remedies

by Kelly D. Brownell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593851995

ISBN-13: 9781593851996

Pub. Date: 09/07/2005

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Discrimination based on body shape and size remains commonplace in today's society. This important volume explores the nature, causes, and consequences of weight bias and presents a range of approaches to combat it. Leading psychologists, health professionals, attorneys, and advocates cover such critical topics as the barriers facing obese adults and children in…  See more details below

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Discrimination based on body shape and size remains commonplace in today's society. This important volume explores the nature, causes, and consequences of weight bias and presents a range of approaches to combat it. Leading psychologists, health professionals, attorneys, and advocates cover such critical topics as the barriers facing obese adults and children in health care, work, and school settings; how to conceptualize and measure weight-related stigmatization; theories on how stigma develops; the impact on self-esteem and health, quite apart from the physiological effects of obesity; and strategies for reducing prejudice and bringing about systemic change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593851996
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/07/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Social, Scientific, and Human Context of Prejudice and Discrimination Based on Weight, Kelly D. Brownell
I. Nature and Extent of Weight Bias
1. Weight Bias in Employment, Janna Fikkan and Esther Rothblum
2. Bias in Health Care Settings, Anthony N. Fabricatore, Thomas A. Wadden, and Gary D. Foster
3. The Portrayal of Weight in the Media and Its Social Impact, Bradley S. Greenberg and Tracy R. Worrell
4. Weight Bias in a Child's World, Janet D. Latner and Marlene B. Schwartz
5. Weight Bias in a Teen's World, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Marla Eisenberg
II. Origins, Explanations, and Measurement
6. Attributions and Weight-Based Prejudice, Christian S. Crandall and April Horstman Reser
7. Social Consensus and the Origins of Stigma, Gretchen B. Sechrist and Charles Stangor
8. Theories of Stigma: Limitations and Needed Directions, Eden B. King, Michelle R. Hebl, and Todd F. Heatherton
9. Measurement of Bias, Bethany A. Teachman and Robyn K.F Mallett
III. Consequences of Weight Bias
10. Effects of Weight-Related Teasing in Adults, J. Kevin Thompson, Sylvia Herbozo, Susan Himes, and Yuko Yamamiya
11. Social Consequences of Weight Bias by Partners, Friends, and Strangers, Jeffery Sobal
12. Self-Esteem and the Stigma of Obesity, Jennifer A. Crocker and Julie A. Garcia
13. Personal Reflections on Bias, Stigma, Discrimination, and Obesity, Carol A. Johnson
IV. Remedies
14. Legal Theory on Weight Discrimination, Elizabeth E. Theran
15. Remedies for Weight-Based Discrimination, Sondra Solovay
16. Improving Medical Practice, James L. Early and Judy A. Johnston
17. Improving the Health Care System, Christina C. Wee and Susan Z. Yanovski
18. Improving the Fitness Landscape, Heather O. Chambliss and Steven N. Blair
19. Changing Media Images of Weight, Michele Weston and Diane Bliss
20. Coping with Weight Stigma, Rebecca M. Puhl
21. Advocacy, Lynn McAfee and Miriam Berg
22. Expression of Bias against Obesity in Public Policy and Its Remedies, Morgan Downey
Summary and Concluding Remarks, Marlene B. Schwartz and Rebecca M. Puhl

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