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
Part I: INTRODUCTION
- Introduction to Prevention
- Defining Eating Disorders
- Research Methods and Statistical Issues in Prevention
- Developmental Psychopathology
- Risk Factors as a Guides to Prevention Program Designs
- Cognitive and Behavioral Models I – Social Cognitive, Cognitive-Behavioral,
- Cognitive and Behavioral Models II -- Dissonance-based Approaches
- The Public Health Model
- The Feminist-Empowerment Model: A Critical Social Perspective
- The Biopsychiatric/Neuroscience Model
- Media Literacy
- Prevention, the Internet, and Other Forms of Technology
- Obesity, Weight Stigma, and Health at Every Size
- Protective Factors
- Prevention of Body Image Disturbances and Disordered Eating I: How We Got Here
- Prevention of Body Image Disturbances and Disordered Eating II: A Review of the Research Post-2005
- Program Development
- Changing the Ecology
- Deciding the Level of Prevention: Universal, Selective, or Targeted
- Conclusions and Future Directions
Part II: GUIDES TO PREVENTION: MODELS AND RISK FACTORS
and Mindfulness-Acceptance Approaches
Part III: GUIDES TO PREVENTION: SPECIFIC ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
Part IV; REVIEW OF PREVENTION RESEARCH
Part V: PREVENTION THEORY AND RESEARCH: LESSONS FROM THE FIELD
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.