Positive body image by gender and across the lifespan

Ricciardelli, Lina A., Caltabiano, Marie L., and D'Antuono, Laura D. (2018) Positive body image by gender and across the lifespan. In: Daniels, Elizabeth A., Gillen, Meghan M., and Markey, Charlotte H., (eds.) Body positive: understanding and improving body image in science and practice. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 34-58. (In Press)

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This chapter provides a review of the research on positive body image and gender, with a focus on adults, adolescents, and children. It complements and builds on the comprehensive review conducted by Tiggemann (2015), which included a focus on positive body image, age, and gender. In the current chapter, we reviewed available research that includes other targeted subgroups that have been impacted by life course events, such as pregnancy and childbirth. Research that specifically examines positive body image among other cultures and minority identities is covered in Chapter 3 of this book, by Viren Swami (see also Coppola, Dimler, Letendre, & McHugh, 2017; Tiggemann, 2015). In addition, in this chapter we discuss whether positive body image is distinct from negative body image.

Item ID: 53736
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978–1–108–41932–1
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 23:30
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920505 Mens Health @ 50%
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