Exacting Beauty: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment of Body Image Disturbance
Tennis star Andre Agassi said, "Image is everything." This may seem like an exaggeration, but for many people, how they feel about their appearance means everything. Body image is a powerful factor in how people feel about themselves. If one suffers from body image disturbance, it often leads to a host of difficulties, ranging from low self-esteem to bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and body dysmorphic disorder.
Successfully integrating explanations from social, interpersonal, feminist, and behavioral-cognitive psychology, Exacting Beauty is packed with invaluable research, case histories and descriptions, and treatment guidance. Clinicians, practitioners, and researchers will value this book for its rich, up-to-date coverage of how psychology grapples with the troubling relationship between psychological health and body image.
This softcover edition is a re-release of the 1998 hardcover edition.