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PSYC 456 Body Image and Eating Disorders : Getting Started
Library resources for your investigation of body image and eating disorders
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the field of eating disorders and related topics. The course will include an examination of the etiology, treatment and prevention of body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, and obesity. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and critical evaluation of scholarly research related to the field of eating disorders.
Body Image is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality, scientific articles on body image and human physical appearance. Body image is a multi-faceted concept that refers to persons' perceptions and attitudes about their own body, particularly but not exclusively its appearance. The journal invites contributions from a broad range of disciplines - psychological science, other social and behavioral sciences, and medical and health sciences. The journal publishes original research articles, brief research reports, theoretical and review papers, and science-based practitioner reports of interest.
Eating Behaviors is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing human research on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of obesity, binge eating, and eating disorders in adults and children. Studies related to the promotion of healthy eating patterns to treat or prevent medical conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cancer) are also acceptable. Two types of manuscripts are encouraged: (1) Descriptive studies establishing functional relationships between eating behaviors and social, cognitive, environmental, attitudinal, emotional or biochemical factors; (2) Clinical outcome research evaluating the efficacy of prevention or treatment protocols. While theoretical orientations are diverse, the emphasis of the journal is primarily empirical. That is, sound experimental design combined with valid, reliable assessment and evaluation procedures are a requisite for acceptance.
The standard reference for practitioners, researchers, and students, this work brings together internationally recognized experts from diverse mental health, medical, and allied health care disciplines. Contributors review established and emerging theories and findings; probe questions of culture, gender, health, and disorder; and present evidence-based assessment, treatment, and prevention approaches for the full range of body image concerns.
A comprehensive collection of evidence-based analyses of the causes, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders. Presents comprehensive coverage of eating disorders, including their history, etiological factors, diagnosis, assessment, prevention, and treatment Tackles controversies and previously unanswered questions in the field Includes coverage of DSM-5 and suggestions for further research at the end of each chapter
Why is the brain important in eating disorders? This book describes how increasingly sophisticated neuroscientific approaches are revealing much about the role of the brain in eating disorders. Even more importantly, it discusses how underlying brain abnormalities and dysfunction may contribute to the development and help in the treatment of these serious disorders.
A comprehensive primer for GPs, dieticians, psychiatrists and community health teams who need to incorporate a sophisticated awareness of this field into their professional practice. It spans, and differentiates, eating and feeding disorders from diagnosis to their management and treatment.
Has the connection between body size and overall health been overstated for decades? It's fair to say that Americans are obsessed with body size and weight--whether it's in the name of health and disease prevention or the idealization of unrealistically thin proportions. In this book, Christine L. B. Selby, PhD, examines the often confusing information--and misinformation--that exists on obesity and its connection to overall health.
This second edition helps users produce crisp scientific communication, form concise unambiguous arguments, and render technical information clear and comprehensible incorporating the latest guidelines contained within the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.