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The Prevention of Eating Problems and Eating Disorders
Theories, Research, and Applications




ISBN 9781138225107
Published July 16, 2020 by Routledge
474 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

 
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In a detailed analysis of the field of eating problems and disorders, this book highlights the connections between the prevention of eating problems and disorders, and theory and research in the areas of prevention and health promotion. It also looks at models of risk development and prevention, specific issues and challenges, the status of current prevention research, and lessons for prevention program development.

In this unique text Levine and Smolak draw on a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, including prevention science, developmental psychology, public health, and neuroscience, to provide a thorough review, history, and critique of the topic in light of a range of empirical studies. The only authored volume with a broad, detailed and integrated view of theories, research, and practice, this expanded, fully revised, and updated new edition features new chapters on dissonance-based approaches, public health, biopsychiatry and neuroscience, gender, culture(s), technology, obesity, protective factors, and ecological approaches.

The Prevention of Eating Problems and Eating Disorders: Theories, Research, and Applications is essential reading for clinicians, academics, researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduates, and activists and advocates involved in work pertaining to eating disorders, disordered eating, prevention, health promotion, body image, obesity and biopsychosocial perspectives.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: INTRODUCTION

  1. Introduction to Prevention
  2. Defining Eating Disorders
  3. Research Methods and Statistical Issues in Prevention
  4. Part II: GUIDES TO PREVENTION: MODELS AND RISK FACTORS

  5. Developmental Psychopathology
  6. Risk Factors as a Guides to Prevention Program Designs
  7. Cognitive and Behavioral Models I – Social Cognitive, Cognitive-Behavioral,
  8. and Mindfulness-Acceptance Approaches

  9. Cognitive and Behavioral Models II -- Dissonance-based Approaches
  10. The Public Health Model
  11. The Feminist-Empowerment Model: A Critical Social Perspective
  12. The Biopsychiatric/Neuroscience Model
  13. Part III: GUIDES TO PREVENTION: SPECIFIC ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

  14. Gender
  15. Culture
  16. Media Literacy
  17. Prevention, the Internet, and Other Forms of Technology
  18. Obesity, Weight Stigma, and Health at Every Size
  19. Protective Factors
  20. Part IV; REVIEW OF PREVENTION RESEARCH

  21. Prevention of Body Image Disturbances and Disordered Eating I: How We Got Here
  22. Prevention of Body Image Disturbances and Disordered Eating II: A Review of the Research Post-2005
  23. Part V: PREVENTION THEORY AND RESEARCH: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

  24. Program Development
  25. Changing the Ecology
  26. Deciding the Level of Prevention: Universal, Selective, or Targeted
  27. Conclusions and Future Directions

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Author(s)

Biography

Michael P. Levine is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Kenyon College, USA.

Linda Smolak is Emerita Professor of Psychology and Deputy Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator at Kenyon College, USA.