Key Features

The Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance is a unique

reference for a growing area of scientific inquiry. It brings together in one source the research from

experts in a variety of fields examining this psychological and sociological phenomenon. The breadth of

topics covered, and the current fascination with this subject area ensure this reference will be of interest

to researchers and a lay audience alike.


undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and interested public libraries

Table of Contents

Amputations and Prosthetic Devices

Anorexia Nervosa

Anthropological Perspectives (Physical Appearance)


Anti-dieting Approaches to Change and Prevention

Appearance Discrimination and the Law

Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss

Beauty over the Centuries-Female

Beauty over the Centuries-Male

Body Art: Tattooing and Piercing

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Height

Body Image among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexuals

Body Image among the Elderly

Body Image and "Fat Talk"

Body Image and Athleticism (Sports)

Body Image and Gender-Role Attitudes/Identity

Body Image and Personality

Body Image and Self-Esteem

Body Image and Sexual Functioning

Body Image and Social Functioning

Body Image and Socioeconomic Class

Body Image Behaviors: Checking, Fixing, and Avoiding

Body Image Change and Prevention, Dissonance-based Approaches to

Body Image Change, Self-Help Approaches to

Body Image Development—Adolescent Boys

Body Image Development—Adolescent Girls

Body Image Development—Adult Men

Body Image Development—Adult Women

Body Image Development—Boy Children

Body Image Development—Girl Children

Body Image of Dance and Aesthetic Sports

Body Image in Mood and Psychotic Disorders

Body Image in Non-Western Cultures

Body Image, African American

Body Image, Asian American

Body Image, Familial Influences on

Body Image, Hispanic/Latino

Body Image, Peer Influences on

Body Mutilation, cultural practices

Body Weight and Body Image in Adults

Body Weight and Body Image in Children and Adolescents


Breast Size

Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder

Burn Injuries


Children's Media Influences (e.g. An


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