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Weight Bias by Kelly D. Brownell
Book DescriptionDiscrimination 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781593851996
(234mm x 159mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kelly D. Brownell
Food and Addiction, Paperback (May 2014)
Food and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook brings scientific order to the issue of food and addiction, spanning multiple disciplines to create the foundation for what is a rapidly advancing field and to highlight needed advances in science and public policy.
Food Fight, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Kelly D. Brownell
A contribution to the discourse around the obesity epidemic, this work is intended for those who wishes to learn about the role of the food industry, and especially to public health advocates. Drawing on statistics and studies, it uncovers some of America's biggest diet hazards and presents the ways to take action.
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Author Biography - Kelly D. Brownell
Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Department of Psychology, Yale University Rebecca M. Puhl, PhD, Department of Psychology, Yale University Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD, Department of Psychology, Yale University Leslie Rudd, The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity,Yale University
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