Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment: Constructs, Protective Factors, and Interventions

Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment: Constructs, Protective Factors, and Interventions

by Niva Piran, Tracy L. Tylka

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Overview

For five decades, negative body image has been a major focus of study due to its association with psychological and social morbidity, including eating disorders. However, more recently the body image construct has broadened to include positive ways of living in the body, enabling greater understanding of embodied well-being, as well as protective factors and interventions to guide the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment is the first comprehensive, research-based resource to address the breadth of innovative theoretical concepts and related practices concerning positive ways of living in the body, including positive body image and embodiment. Presenting 37 chapters by world-renowned experts in body image and eating behaviors, this state-of-the-art collection delineates constructs of positive body image and embodiment, as well as social environments (such as families, peers, schools, media, and the Internet) and therapeutic processes that can enhance them. Constructs examined include positive embodiment, body appreciation, body functionality, body image flexibility, broad conceptualization of beauty, intuitive eating, and attuned sexuality. Also discussed are protective factors, such as environments that promote body acceptance, personal safety, diversity, and activism, and a resistant stance towards objectification, media images, and restrictive feminine ideals. The handbook also explores how therapeutic interventions (including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Dissonance, and many more) and public health and policy initiatives can inform scholarly, clinical, and prevention-based work in the field of eating disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190841898
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tracy L. Tylka is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University. The Editor-in-Chief of Body Image: An International Journal of Research and a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, she has published many articles, chapters, and scales on positive body image. Niva Piran is Professor Emerita in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at OISE/University of Toronto. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders, she has published extensively on embodiment, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders.

Table of Contents

Focusing on the Positive: An Introduction to the Volume Tracy L. Tylka and Niva Piran Section I. Identifying Positive Ways of Living in the Body: Intra-individual Constructs Chapter 1: The Experience of Embodiment Construct: Reflecting the Quality of Embodied Lives Niva Piran Chapter 2: Body Appreciation Tracy L. Tylka Chapter 3: Body Functionality Jessica M. Alleva and Carolien Martijn Chapter 4: Body Image Flexibility Emily K. Sandoz, Jennifer B. Webb, Courtney B. Rogers, and Emily Squyres Chapter 5: Broad Conceptualization of Beauty Tracy L. Tylka Chapter 6: Mindful Attunement Catherine P. Cook-Cottone Chapter 7: Intuitive Eating Elyse Resch and Tracy L. Tylka Chapter 8: Attunement with Exercise (AWE) Rachel M. Calogero, Tracy L. Tylka, Beth Hartman McGilley, and Kelly N. Pedrotty-Stump Chapter 9: Attuned Sexuality Sonya Satinsky and Virginia Ramseyer Winter Section II. Cultivating Positive Body Image and Embodiment: Protective Relational, Social, and Other Environmental Factors Chapter 10: The Developmental Theory of Embodiment: Protective Social Factors that Enhance Positive Embodiment Niva Piran Chapter 11: Environments that Cultivate Positive Embodiment Through Mindful Movement Christy Greenleaf and Caitlyn Hauff Chapter 12: Adolescent Female Desire: Influences on the Construction of Agency and Desire Sharon Lamb and Julie Koven Chapter 13: Personal Safety as Bedrock and Safeguard for Positive Embodiment Rachel M. Calogero, Tracy L. Tylka, and Jaclyn A. Siegel Chapter 14: Promoting a Resistant Stance Toward Objectification Tracy L. Tylka and Rachel M. Calogero Chapter 15: Negotiating Gender Roles to Enact Body Appreciation and Positive Embodiment Sarah K. Murnen and Linda Smolak Chapter 16: Resisting Restrictive Feminine Molds and Promoting Embodied Well-being Among Breast Cancer Survivors Lianne Trachtenberg and Niva Piran Chapter 17: Promoting a Resistant Stance Toward Weight Stigma Brooke L. Bennett, Emily C. Stefano, and Janet D. Latner Chapter 18: Black Women's Positive Embodiment in the Face of Race × Gender Oppression NiCole T. Buchanan, Isis H. Settles, and Krystle C. Woods Chapter 19: Promoting a Resistant Stance Toward Media Images Janet M. Liechty Chapter 20: Relationships that Cultivate Positive Body Image Through Body Acceptance Marika Tiggemann Chapter 21: Cultivating Embodiment Through Positive Peer Connections Nina Mafrici and Niva Piran Chapter 22: Cultivating Embodiment Through Positive Family Environments Tracy L. Tylka Chapter 23: Acceptance, Activism, and Freedom from Bullying: The Online Context Ann Frisén, Kristina Holmqvist Gattario, and Sofia Berne Chapter 24: Positive Body Image in People Living with Visible Differences Diana Harcourt and Heidi Williamson Section III. Enhancing Positive Body Image and Embodiment: Interventions Chapter 25: Compassion-Based Interventions to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment Allison C. Kelly, Kathryn E. Miller, Kiruthiha Vimalakanthan, Jessica R. Dupasquier, and Sydney Waring Chapter 26: Emotion-Focused Therapy to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment Iryna Ivanova Chapter 27: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment Jennifer B. Webb Chapter 28: Health at Every Size: A Social Justice-Informed Approach to Positive Embodiment Andrea LaMarre and Sigrun Daníelsdóttir Chapter 29: Mindfulness Training to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment Melissa J. Atkinson and Tracey D. Wade Chapter 30: The Practice of Yoga: Can It Help in Addressing Body Image Concerns and Eating Disorders? Dianne Neumark-Sztainer Chapter 31: Brain Integration, Embodied Mindfulness, and Movement-Based Approaches to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment Catherine P. Cook-Cottone Chapter 32: Promoting Positive Body Image and Embodiment in Schools: Past, Present, and Future Zali Yager Chapter 33: Cognitive Dissonance-Based Interventions to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment Emma Halliwell and Phillippa C. Diedrichs Chapter 34: Media Literacy Interventions to Facilitate Positive Body Image and Embodiment Simon Wilksch Chapter 35: Feminist and Social Justice-Informed Approaches Towards the Enhancement of Positive Embodiment Niva Piran Chapter 36: Public Health Interventions to Facilitate Positive Embodiment: Implementation and Future Directions Rachel F. Rodgers, Debra L. Franko, and Alice S. Lowy Chapter 37: Policy Initiatives to Promote Positive Embodiment and Reduce Weight Stigma Rebecca M. Puhl and Mary S. Himmelstein The Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment: From the Present to the Future Niva Piran and Tracy L. Tylka

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