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Methodological Issues in the Study of Body Image and Appearance

Ross Krawczyk, Jessie Menzel and J. Kevin Thompson

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/9780199580521.013.0044
Methodological Issues in the Study of Body Image and Appearance

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This article presents an overview of the multiple dimensions of body image and the broad range of measures available to assess affect, cognitions, and behavioural aspects. It highlights the demanding process of scale development and the challenges facing researchers conducting quantitative and experimental research. It calls for the development of consensus measures with good psychometric properties as a means to develop research further.

Keywords: body image; affect; cognition; behaviour; scale development

Article.  6436 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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