Handbook of positive body image and embodiment : constructs, protective factors, and interventions
Handbook of positive body image and embodiment : constructs, protective factors, and interventions / edited by Tracy L. Tylka and Niva Piran.
New York : Oxford University Press, 
xviii, 443 pages : illustrations, tables ; 25 cm
- Other contributors
Piran, Niva, editor.
Tylka, Tracy L., editor.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Section I. Identifying positive ways of living in the body: intraindividual constructs
- Section II. Cultivating positive body image and embodiment: protective relational, social, and other environmental factors
- Section III. Enhancing positive body image and embodiment interventions.
Positive body image entails appreciating, loving, respecting, nurturing, protecting, and seeing beauty in the body regardless of its consistency with media appearance ideals. Embodiment reflects a connection between the mind and the body, which have a continual dialectical relationship with the world, and includes positive body connection, body agency and functionality, attuned self-care, positive experiences with body desires, and living in the body as a subjective rather than objectified site. This 37-chapter handbook reviews current knowledge on positive body image and embodiment, as well as future directions for work in these areas, which will be useful for mental health researchers, practitioners, advocates, and activists.
- Subject headings
Body image--Psychological aspects.