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Appearance Concerns, Dietary Restriction, and Disordered Eating

Victoria Lawson

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/9780199580521.013.0025
Appearance Concerns, Dietary Restriction, and Disordered Eating

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This article considers the following: appearance concerns and perceptions of body size in people without a diagnosed eating disorder; the challenges to both psychological and physical health posed by the environment; the links between weight-related appearance concerns and disordered eating; and how to raise awareness of the potential physical health risks of overweight/obesity without fuelling appearance concerns and/or using stigmatizing appearance-related messages.

Keywords: body weight; health; overweight; body size; appearance psychology; eating disorder; obesity

Article.  3931 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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