Article

Understanding The ‘Too Fat’ Body and the ‘Too Thin’ Body: A Critical Psychological Perspective

Irmgard Tischner and Helen Malson

in Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Appearance

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199580521
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199580521.013.0024
Understanding The ‘Too Fat’ Body and the ‘Too Thin’ Body: A Critical Psychological Perspective

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

GO

Preview

This article offers a critical perspective on culturally dominant views of people deemed ‘too fat’ or ‘too thin’, and considers how societal views towards body weight can lead people to feel denigrated and pathologized. It calls for a shift in society's approach towards diets and weight loss in favour of a focus on health rather than body size.

Keywords: body weight; diet; weight loss; health; body size; appearance psychology

Article.  6422 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribeRecommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »