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Title Self-objectification in women : causes, consequences, and counteractions / edited by Rachel M. Calogero, Stacey Tantleff-Dunn, and J. Kevin Thompson.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2011]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Modern industrialized society chronically and pervasively objectifies the female body, and many women have come to view themselves through the lens of an external observer, habitually monitoring their own appearance whether in public or private settings. Given the negative effects associated with self-objectification-such as body shame, appearance anxiety, depression, and disordered eating-an empirically based approach to researching and counteracting self-objectification is critical. This book integrates recent research developments and current clinical knowledge on self-objectification in women. Using Barbara L. Fredrickson and Tomi-Ann Roberts' objectification theory as a framework, the contributors address various aspects of the theory, including evidence for and causes of self-objectification across the life span, psychological consequences, and associated mental health risks. The book also discusses various scales for measuring self-objectification, as well as approaches to prevent and disrupt this phenomenon. With research from a variety of disciplines-psychology, sociology, anthropology, women's studies, and political science-this book should be read by everyone interested in the well-being of women"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record
Contents Objectification theory : an introduction / Rachel M. Calogero, Stacey Tantleff-Dunn, and J. Kevin Thompson -- Operationalizing self-objectification : assessment and related methodological issues / Rachel M. Calogero -- The sexualization of girls and women as a primary antecedent of self-objectification / Linda Smolak and Sarah K. Murnen -- The birthmark : an existential account of the objectification of women / Jamie L. Goldenberg and Tomi-Ann Roberts -- Continuity and change in self-objectification : taking a life-span approach to women's experiences of objectified body consciousness / Nita Mary McKinley -- Performance and flow : a review and integration of self-objectification research / Diane M. Quinn, Stephenie R. Chaudoir, and Rachel W. Kallen -- Mental health risks of self-objectification : a review of the empirical evidence for disordered eating, depressed mood, and sexual dysfunction / Marika Tiggemann -- Embodying experiences and the promotion of positive body image : the example of competitive athletics / Jessie E. Menzel and Michael P. Levine -- Fighting self-objectification in prevention and intervention contexts / Tracy L. Tylka and Casey L. Augustus-Horvath -- Future directions for research and practice / Rachel M. Calogero, Stacey Tantleff-Dunn, and J. Kevin Thompson.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Body image in women.
Body image disturbance.
Self-perception in women.
Body Image.
Self Concept.
Added Author Calogero, Rachel M.
Tantleff-Dunn, Stacey.
Thompson, J. Kevin.
Other Form: Print version: Self-objectification in women : causes, consequences, and counteractions. 1st ed. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2011. (OCoLC)611552327 (DLC) 2010017432 9781433807985
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