The Muscular Ideal
Psychological, Social, and Medical Perspectives
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Muscular Ideal by J. Kevin Thompson
Book DescriptionThe muscular ideal is increasingly becoming the preferred body type for men, adolescent boys and even some women. Why is this body type the new ideal, and how did it develop? Why are some people driven to achieve heightened muscularity, and how do they do it? What risks to physical and mental health are involved when extreme behaviors are undertaken in the pursuit of the muscular ideal? This edited book draws on new research to provide an overview of the muscular ideal, including historical and present socioeconomic trends, assessment and measurement issues, and clinical presentation of disorders such as muscle dysmorphia. Chapters also cover related issues such as steroid use, repeated cosmetic surgery, and prevention issues. The target audience includes sport and health psychologists, clinical and counseling psychologists, and graduate students in psychology, sociology, gender roles, and health and sport science courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591477921
(259mm x 184mm x 19mm)
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. Kevin Thompson
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity in Youth, Hardback (January 2009)
The physical and mental health consequences of body image problems, eating disorders, and obesity in children and adolescents can be serious and can extend into adulthood. This book shows that these disorders are preventable and treatable. It demonstrates how body image and eating problems vary across ethnic groups and in boys and girls.
Handbook of Eating Disorders and Obesity, Hardback (November 2003)
Up-to-date coverage on the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and obesity Featuring contributions from an international group of experts, the Handbook of Eating Disorders and Obesity is a broad-based resource that explores the major classifications of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by J. Kevin Thompson
It is clear that body image plays a role in the etiology, development, and treatment of eating disorders and obesity. This work integrates research on body image with empirically supported assessment and intervention guidelines for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
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