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Author Ogden, Jane, 1966-

Title The psychology of eating : from healthy to disordered behavior / Jane Ogden.

Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  616.8526 OGDE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 302 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1: Introduction -- The aim of this book -- The focus of this book -- The structure of this book -- Further reading -- 2: Healthy eating -- What is healthy eating? -- The role of diet in contributing to illness -- The role of diet in treating illness -- Who has a healthy diet? -- 3: Food choice -- Developmental models -- Cognitive models -- Psycho physiological models -- 4: The meaning of food -- Food classification systems -- Food as a statement of the self -- Food as social interaction -- Food as cultural identity -- 5: The meaning of size -- Nedia representations -- The meaning of sex -- The meaning of size -- 6: Body dissatisfaction -- What is body dissatisfaction? -- How is it measured? -- Who is dissatisfied with their body? -- What causes body dissatisfaction? -- Wwhat are the consequences of body dissatisfaction? -- 7: Dieting -- A history of dieting -- The dieting industry -- The role of control -- What is dieting? -- What do dieters do? -- Dieting and overeating -- The consequences of dieting -- The problems with restraint theory -- 8: Obesity -- What is obesity? -- How common is obesity? -- What are the consequences of obesity? -- What are the causes of obesity? -- 9: Obesity treatment -- Dietary interventions -- Should obesity be treated at all? -- The costs and benefits of treatment -- The role of exercise -- Surgery -- Ddrug therapy -- Successful dieters -- Prevention -- 10: Eating disorders -- What is anorexia nervosa (an)? -- What is bulimia nervosa (bn)? -- How common are these problems? -- What are their consequences? -- What are their causes? -- 11: Treating eating disorders -- Psycho analytic psychotherapy -- Cognitive behavioural therapy -- Family therapy -- Inpatient treatments -- 12: An integrated model of diet -- A summary of the literature on diet -- Common themes in the diet literature -- An integrated model of diet.
Summary Why do we eat what we eat? Why do so many people diet? Why are food and weight the center of so many problems? The Psychology of Eating presents a lively and detailed overview of this broad field. Integrating psychological knowledge with insights from a variety of disciplines including sociology and medicine, this book explores a wide range of eating-related behavior, including the nature of a healthy diet, weight concern, and the causes and treatment of obesity and eating disorders. Written in an accessible manner, The Psychology of Eating is an essential guide for general readers, students, teachers, and researchers who wish to expand their understanding of eating-related behavior.
Subject Eating disorders.
Appetite disorders.
Food habits.
ISBN 0631233733
0631233741 (paperback)