This volume offers the most comprehensive review to date of knowledge about body image. Whether you are a professional or student interested in body image, you should keep this book close at hand. The second edition maintains the high standards of its predecessor while incorporating the latest research. Highlights include more information about the neuroscientific bases of body image and expanded coverage of prevention.
-Sabine Wilhelm, PhD,
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
The first edition of this book was great, and this one is even better. It captures the significant advances that have occurred in the field over the past decade. This is the definitive work on all matters pertaining to body image.
-Kelly D. Brownell, PhD,
Department of Psychology and Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University
Cash, Smolak, and their contributing authors summarize most of what is currently known about body image. They cover the full range of relevant topics in 53 concise chapters. This terrific volume is the standard work on body image for clinicians, researchers, teachers, and students across disciplines.
-Carlos M. Grilo, PhD,
Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director, Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research, Yale University
Cash and Smolak are world-renowned researchers who provide extensive information on all aspects of body image disturbance. This book is 'must' reading for anyone entering the field of mental health, as well as those already practicing. It discusses everything from developmental aspects of body image, to the normal range of appearance-related concerns, to assessment and treatment of body image disorders. There is no comparable book on the market today.
-Fugen Neziroglu, PhD, ABBP,
Director, Bio-Behavioral Institute, Great Neck, New York