This scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance - how people's outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. The encyclopedia's 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by the world's experts from a range of disciplines-social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The extensive topical coverage in this valuable reference work includes: important theories, perspectives, and concepts for understanding body image and appearance; scientific measurement of body image and physical attributes (anthropometry); the development and determinants of human appearance and body image over the lifespan: how culture and society influences the meanings of human appearance; the psychosocial effects of appearance-altering disease, damage, and visible differences; appearance self-change and self-management; and, the prevention and treatment of body image problems, including psychosocial and medical interventions.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- body image
- men's health