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    The provision of specialist psychosocial support for people with visible differences: A European survey.
    Body Image 2018 Feb 14;25:35-39. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
    Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK.
    A substantial body of research has demonstrated the challenges commonly facing people with visible differences (disfigurements) and explored the potential benefits offered by specialist psychosocial support and intervention for those who are negatively affected. However, little is known about the availability of such support in Europe for people whose appearance is in any way different to 'the norm'. This survey of 116 psychosocial specialists from 15 European countries, working with a range of patient groups, has shown a tendency for specialists to prioritise Cognitive-behavioural-based approaches, amongst a wide range of other approaches and interventional techniques. Read More

    Current and ideal skin tone: Associations with tanning behavior among sexual minority men.
    Body Image 2018 Feb 10;25:31-34. Epub 2018 Feb 10.
    San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, USA; San Diego State University, USA.
    Sexual minority men have high rates of skin cancer, yet little is known about skin cancer risk behaviors in this population. It was hypothesized that current skin tone would moderate the association between darker ideals and tanning behaviors. Data were collected online from 231 sexual minority men in San Diego, United States of America, with a mean age of 24. Read More

    The fit beauty ideal: A healthy alternative to thinness or a wolf in sheep's clothing?
    Body Image 2018 Feb 9;25:23-30. Epub 2018 Feb 9.
    Griffith University, School of Applied Psychology, QLD, 4222, Australia.
    Anecdotal testimony suggests the 'fit' female body ideal is 'healthier' than the thin ideal, because it simultaneously focuses on muscularity. However, statistical investigation into the outcomes associated with fit ideal internalisation is absent. Moderation analyses were used to investigate whether concurrent muscular internalisation mitigated the relationship between thin internalisation and; negative affect, body dissatisfaction, bulimic symptoms, and dieting. Read More

    Development and exploration of the gratitude model of body appreciation in women.
    Body Image 2018 Feb 8;25:14-22. Epub 2018 Feb 8.
    Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
    Although researchers and clinicians recognize the importance of positive body image for women's well-being, development of theoretical frameworks for understanding positive body image has not kept pace with research documenting its many benefits. The present study proposed and tested a comprehensive model linking gratitude, contingent self-worth, social comparison, body appreciation, and intuitive eating. Path analysis indicated that this model fit the data for a sample of college and online community women (N = 263). Read More

    An attitude of gratitude: The effects of body-focused gratitude on weight bias internalization and body image.
    Body Image 2018 Feb 7;25:9-13. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    Nova Southeastern University, College of Psychology, 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33314, United States. Electronic address:
    Internalized weight bias and body dissatisfaction are associated with a number of negative psychological and physical health outcomes. The current study examined the effectiveness of body-focused gratitude, through a short writing exercise, as a strategy to reduce internalized weight bias and improve body image. Young adults (M = 22. Read More

    A content analysis of an online pro-eating disorder community on Reddit.
    Body Image 2018 Jan 27;24:137-144. Epub 2018 Jan 27.
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA. Electronic address:
    Pro-eating disorder communities provide a refuge for individuals with eating disorders (EDs) who are ambivalent about seeking treatment. We investigated a pro-ED community on Reddit, an anonymous social networking platform with topical forums, to identify expression of behaviors aligned with ED symptoms and support for these behaviors. A content analysis on four weeks of topic-specific discussion threads (N = 125 comments, 115 replies to comments) was conducted to identify behaviors consistent with ED psychopathology and support for these behaviors (informational, tangible assistance, esteem/emotional support). Read More

    Factors affecting subjective appearance evaluations among patients with congenital craniofacial conditions: An application of Cash's cognitive-behavioural model of body image development.
    Body Image 2018 Jan 30;24:124-136. Epub 2018 Jan 30.
    'Scar Free Foundation Research Fellow' at the 'Centre for Appearance Research and The Cleft Collective', University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
    Satisfaction with appearance is of central importance for psychological well-being and health. For individuals with an unusual appearance, such as congenital craniofacial anomalies (CFA), appearance evaluations could be especially important. However, few, if any papers have presented a comprehensive synthesis of the factors found to affect subjective satisfaction with appearance among children, adolescents, and adults born with a CFA. Read More

    View-dependent accuracy in body mass judgements of female bodies.
    Body Image 2018 Jan 31;24:116-123. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
    School of Psychology, College of Social Science, University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS, UK. Electronic address:
    A fundamental issue in testing body image perception is how to present the test stimuli. Previous studies have almost exclusively used images of bodies viewed in front-view, but this potentially obscures key visual cues used to judge adiposity reducing the ability to make accurate judgements. A potential solution is to use a three-quarter view, which combines visual cues to body fat that can be observed in front and profile. Read More

    Do women with greater trait body dissatisfaction experience body dissatisfaction states differently? An experience sampling study.
    Body Image 2018 Feb 1;25:1-8. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia.
    The present study evaluated the relation of key features of state body dissatisfaction experiences - inertia, instability from moment-to-moment, and average level across time-points - to trait body dissatisfaction and/or eating disorder risk. Participants included 161 women who completed measures of trait body dissatisfaction and disordered eating pathology, and then completed reported state body dissatisfaction and contextual influences (binge eating, dietary restraint, exercise, and appearance comparison behaviors) 6 times daily for 7 days. Results indicated that individuals with elevated trait body dissatisfaction were reliably different from those with healthier body image in terms of average state body dissatisfaction ratings, but not for inertia or instability. Read More

    The effect of functionality-focused and appearance-focused images of models of mixed body sizes on women's state-oriented body appreciation.
    Body Image 2018 Jan 20;24:95-101. Epub 2018 Jan 20.
    The College of Wooster, United States. Electronic address:
    Research demonstrates that exposure to appearance-focused images of models depicting societal standards of beauty negatively affect women's state-oriented body dissatisfaction. The purpose of this research was to extend this experimental research to women's state-oriented body appreciation. The 374 women participants were randomly assigned to view images that were either depicting a model who was representative or not representative of the thin ideal (body size), while this model was in either an appearance-focused pose or a function-oriented pose (pose type). Read More

    Self-objectification, weight bias internalization, and binge eating in young women: Testing a mediational model.
    Body Image 2018 Jan 18;24:111-115. Epub 2018 Jan 18.
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada; Centre for Mental Health, University Health Network, Canada. Electronic address:
    Self-objectification and weight bias internalization are two internalization processes that are positively correlated with binge eating among young women. However, the mechanisms underlying these relationships are understudied. Consistent with objectification theory, this study examined appearance anxiety and body shame as mediators between self-objectification, weight bias internalization and binge eating. Read More

    "This body is me" Discovering the ways in which the body is salient in people's identities.
    Body Image 2018 Jan 18;24:102-110. Epub 2018 Jan 18.
    Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Although previous research has revealed associations between negative body image and identity problems, there are sound theoretical reasons to assume much greater diversity in relations between body image and identity. The aim of the present qualitative study was to explore the ways people find the body salient to their identities. Young adults (N = 121; 51% women) were interviewed, and four main themes were found: identification with the body, body functionality in identity-relevant tasks, appearance and identity in social interactions, and identity-relevant bodily engagement. Read More

    Exposure to natural environments, and photographs of natural environments, promotes more positive body image.
    Body Image 2018 Jan 11;24:82-94. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
    Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK.
    Five studies were conducted to understand the impact of nature exposure on body image. In three studies using different designs and outcome measures, British university students were exposed to photographs of natural or built environments. Results indicated that exposure to images of natural, but not built, environments resulted in improved state body image. Read More

    Breast size dissatisfaction, but not body dissatisfaction, is associated with breast self-examination frequency and breast change detection in British women.
    Body Image 2018 Jan 2;24:76-81. Epub 2018 Jan 2.
    Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK; Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway.
    Studies examining associations between body image and breast self-examination (BSE) have returned mixed findings, but this may be a function of focusing on global body image. Here, we examined the impact of breast size dissatisfaction specifically on BSE and behaviours in relation to breast change detection. A total of 384 British women completed measures of breast size dissatisfaction, body dissatisfaction, BSE frequency, confidence in detecting breast change, and delay in contacting their doctor upon detecting a breast change. Read More

    Yoga and body image: Findings from a large population-based study of young adults.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 27;24:69-75. Epub 2017 Dec 27.
    Division of Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 717 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States. Electronic address:
    This study explored the potential for yoga to promote body satisfaction in a general population of young adults. The sample included 1664 participants (M age: 31.1, SD = 1. Read More

    Diminishing covariation bias in women with a negative body evaluation and the potential roles of outcome aversiveness and interpretation of social feedback.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 26;24:62-68. Epub 2017 Dec 26.
    Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
    Women with a more negative body evaluation perceive that their body is associated with more negative social feedback. This covariation bias could reinforce negative body evaluation. We investigated whether covariation bias could be diminished and explored the potential roles of outcome aversiveness and interpretation of negative social feedback associated with one's body. Read More

    Selective distortion of body image by asynchronous visuotactile stimulation.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 18;24:55-61. Epub 2017 Dec 18.
    Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain; EVENT-Lab, Facultat de Psicologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; ICREA, Barcelona, Spain.
    In the rubber hand illusion (RHI), a rubber hand is felt as being part of one's body. This illusion is evoked by providing synchronous visuotactile stimulation to the fake and real hands. Asynchronous visuotactile stimulation is known not to produce such an illusion of ownership, being commonly used as the control condition. Read More

    Exploring the Tripartite Influence Model of body dissatisfaction in postpartum women.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 16;24:44-54. Epub 2017 Dec 16.
    Northeastern University, Department of Applied Psychology, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States.
    Pregnancy and childbirth result in dramatic changes in a woman's body shape, which can be associated with body image concerns. To date, however, little is known about how sociocultural factors may influence body dissatisfaction in postpartum women. This study aimed to test a sociocultural model of body image and eating concerns among a sample of postpartum women. Read More

    The role of fat talk in eating pathology and depressive symptoms among mother-daughter dyads.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 16;24:36-43. Epub 2017 Dec 16.
    Eastern Michigan University, United States; University of Michigan, United States.
    The present study investigated how eating pathology and depressive symptoms were related to the dyadic dynamics of fat talk in mother-daughter relationships during adolescence. The current sample included 100 mother-daughter dyads who completed a survey on their fat talk disclosure, eating pathology, and depressive symptoms. The Actor-Partner Interdependence Model (APIM) was utilized for the dyadic data. Read More

    This girl can #jointhemovement: Effectiveness of physical functionality-focused campaigns for women's body satisfaction and exercise intent.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 15;24:26-35. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
    Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia; School of Population Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia.
    We tested the effectiveness of exposure to two functionality-focused media campaigns, This Girl Can and #jointhemovement, in improving state appearance and physical functionality satisfaction, exercise intent, and protecting against exposure to idealised imagery. Across two studies, 339 (M = 24.94, SD = 4. Read More

    A prospective study of adolescents' body dysmorphic symptoms: Peer victimization and the direct and protective roles of emotion regulation and mindfulness.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 13;24:17-25. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
    School of Applied Psychology & Menzies Health Institute of Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.
    In this study, we examined whether peer appearance-related victimization was associated with adolescents' increasing body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) symptoms over 12 months. Also, given emotion regulation and mindfulness have been associated with less body dissatisfaction, we expected that they would protect against the negative impact of peer victimization on BDD symptoms. Participants were 367 Australian adolescents (M = 13 years). Read More

    The effectiveness of self-compassion and self-esteem writing tasks in reducing body image concerns.
    Body Image 2017 Dec;23:206-213
    School of Applied Psychology and Menzies Health Institute, Queensland Griffith University, Australia. Electronic address:
    This study investigated whether single-session self-compassion and self-esteem writing tasks ameliorate the body image concerns evoked by a negative body image induction. Ninety-six female university students aged 17-25 years (M=19.45, SD=1. Read More

    Self-objectification, body shame, and disordered eating: Testing a core mediational model of objectification theory among White, Black, and Hispanic women.
    Body Image 2017 Nov 21;24:5-12. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, United States. Electronic address:
    Objectification theory asserts that self-objectification, which manifests as self-surveillance, leads to increased body shame and subsequent eating pathology. Although evidence supports the core mediational model, the majority of this work utilizes primarily White samples, limiting generalizability to other ethnic groups. The current study examined whether the core tenets of objectification theory generalize to Black and Hispanic women. Read More

    Thinness pressures in ethnically diverse college women in the United States.
    Body Image 2017 Nov 21;24:1-4. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, United States.
    While research consistently supports the negative impact of thinness pressures on body image, this work has primarily utilized White samples in the United States, limiting generalizability to other ethnicities. Further, limited research has examined ethnic differences in thinness pressures from distinct sociocultural influences. This study examined distinct sources of thinness pressures in 598 White, 135 Black, and 131 Hispanic college women in the United States. Read More

    Exposure to thin-ideal media affect most, but not all, women: Results from the Perceived Effects of Media Exposure Scale and open-ended responses.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 10;23:188-205. Epub 2017 Nov 10.
    Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA.
    Findings conflict as to whether thin-ideal media affect women's body satisfaction. Meta-analyses of experimental studies reveal small or null effects, but many women endorse appearance-related media pressure in surveys. Using a novel approach, two samples of women (Ns=656, 770) were exposed to bikini models, fashion models, or control conditions and reported the effects of the images their body image. Read More

    The relationship between Facebook and Instagram appearance-focused activities and body image concerns in young women.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 19;23:183-187. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
    The present study aimed to identify the specific social networking sites (SNS) features that relate to body image concerns in young women. A total of 259 women aged 18-29years completed questionnaire measures of SNS use (Facebook and Instagram) and body image concerns. It was found that appearance-focused SNS use, rather than overall SNS use, was related to body image concerns in young women. Read More

    Exploring the relationship between appearance-contingent self-worth and self-esteem: The roles of self-objectification and appearance anxiety.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 19;23:176-182. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 3rd St., West Lafayette, United States. Electronic address:
    Previous work has shown that both an appearance-contingent self-worth (i.e., staking one's overall self-evaluation on one's physical appearance) and self-objectification are associated with higher appearance anxiety and lower self-esteem among women. Read More

    Mechanisms of action during a dissonance-based intervention through 14-month follow-up: The roles of body shame and body surveillance.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 18;23:171-175. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    Department of Psychology, Trinity University,One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212, United States.
    Objectification theory posits that internalization of societal perspectives about the female body leads to increased body surveillance, which can result in body-related shame and subsequent eating disorder (ED) behaviors. Preliminary research indicates that these associations may be complex in nature. This study examined temporal relations among body surveillance, body shame, and eating disorder symptoms in the context of a dissonance-based body image intervention and through 14-month follow-up. Read More

    Early adolescents' body dysmorphic symptoms as compensatory responses to parental appearance messages and appearance-based rejection sensitivity.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 17;23:162-170. Epub 2017 Oct 17.
    Columbia University, Department of Psychology, United States.
    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is marked by high distress and behavioral and functional impairments due to preoccupation with perceived appearance anomalies. Our aim was to examine parental correlates of offspring's symptoms characteristic of BDD, testing both direct associations and indirect associations via appearance-based rejection sensitivity (appearance-RS). Surveys were completed by 302 Australian adolescents (9-14 years) and their parents. Read More

    Body dissatisfaction predicts poor behavioral weight loss treatment adherence in overweight Mexican American women.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 13;23:155-161. Epub 2017 Oct 13.
    University of New Mexico, Department of Psychology, MSC03 2220, Albuquerque, NM 87131, United States. Electronic address:
    Poor adherence poses a major barrier to the success of behavioral weight loss (BWL) programs, particularly for overweight Mexican American women. Given the high prevalence and costs of overweight/obesity, factors that contribute to attendance and adherence problems should be identified, especially in ethnic minority populations. The current study examined the role of pre-treatment body dissatisfaction and depression in predicting attendance and adherence in a BWL intervention. Read More

    The tall and the short of it: An investigation of height ideals, height preferences, height dissatisfaction, heightism, and height-related quality of life impairment among sexual minority men.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 12;23:146-154. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, CA, United States; San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, CA, United States.
    Human height has attracted empirical interest from a variety of psychological perspectives. However, little research has explored height from the perspective of sexual minority men, inclusive of their height beliefs, height preferences, height dissatisfaction, experiences of heightism, and height-related quality of life impairment. We explored these height variables in 2733 sexual minority men who completed a survey distributed nationwide to Australian and New Zealander users of geosocial-networking smartphone applications. Read More

    Fat or fiction? Effects of body size, eating pathology, and sex upon the body schema of an undergraduate population.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 9;23:135-145. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    School of Psychology, Flinders University, Australia.
    Although there is a growing consensus that women with anorexia nervosa have a distorted body schema, the origins of this disturbance remain uncertain. The present investigation examined the effects of body size, eating pathology, and sex upon the body schema of an at-risk, undergraduate population. In Study 1, 98 participants mentally simulated their passage through apertures. Read More

    Positive appearance and functionality reflections can improve body satisfaction but do not protect against idealised media exposure.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 6;23:126-134. Epub 2017 Oct 6.
    School of Health Sciences, Flinders University, South Australia, Australia.
    We tested the effectiveness of a positive appearance or functionality reflective writing task on women's body satisfaction and whether these writing task reflections offered any protective advantage when exposed to idealised imagery. Young adult women (N=230; M=23years) wrote about positive elements of either their appearance or their body's functionality, and then were exposed to images of scenery, or thin and attractive models presented in posed or active form. Direction and amount of social comparison were also examined. Read More

    "I don't need people to tell me I'm pretty on social media:" A qualitative study of social media and body image in early adolescent girls.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 28;23:114-125. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    Departments of Psychology & Pediatrics, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842018, Richmond, VA 23284-2018, USA. Electronic address:
    Social media appear to contribute to body dissatisfaction in adolescents, although few empirical studies exist. This study used six focus groups (total N=38) to explore relations between social media use and body image in early adolescent girls (ages 12-14). Thematic analysis identified patterns in the data. Read More

    Is use of social networking sites associated with young women's body dissatisfaction and disordered eating? A look at Black-White racial differences.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 28;23:109-113. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    Viginia Commonwealth University, 806 West Franklin Street, Box 842018, Richmond, VA 23284, USA.
    Maladaptive patterns of social networking site (SNS) use, such as excessive reassurance seeking, are associated with body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. However, it is unclear how these processes play out among different racial groups. This study examined racial differences in SNS use and body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Read More

    Does "body talk" improve body satisfaction among same-sex couples?
    Body Image 2017 Dec 19;23:103-108. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Rutgers University , United States.
    Research suggests the important role of romantic partners in shaping how individuals feel about their bodies (e.g., Markey & Markey, 2013, 2014), but the processes that result in changes in body satisfaction within relationships have rarely been examined. Read More

    A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance-based body dissatisfaction intervention with young British men.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 14;23:93-102. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK.
    This pilot study evaluated a body image intervention for men, Body Project M. Seventy-four British undergraduate men took part in two 90-min intervention sessions, and completed standardised assessments of body image, bulimic pathology, and related outcomes at baseline, post-intervention, and 3-month follow-up. Fifty-three other men completed the questionnaires as an assessment-only control group. Read More

    Challenging fat talk: An experimental investigation of reactions to body disparaging conversations.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 5;23:85-92. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Department of Psychology, Dickinson College, P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013, USA.
    Although "fat talk" is associated with increased eating disorder risk, the predictors of fat talk engagement and viable alternatives to these pervasive conversations remain unclear. The current experiment examined responses to fat talk versus feminist-oriented challenging fat talk scenarios. Undergraduate women (N=283) completed baseline questionnaires assessing body dissatisfaction, fat talk engagement, and positive impression management. Read More

    Body checking is associated with weight- and body-related shame and weight- and body-related guilt among men and women.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 5;23:80-84. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto, Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2W6, Canada. Electronic address:
    This study examined whether body checking was a correlate of weight- and body-related shame and guilt for men and women. Participants were 537 adults (386 women) between the ages of 17 and 74 (M=28.29, SD=14. Read More

    How do you define body image? Exploring conceptual gaps in understandings of body image at an exercise facility.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 5;23:69-79. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Department of Kinesiology, Brock University, Canada.
    The definition of body image has evolved within research; however, less is known about the layperson's understanding of the construct. This study explored how members and student trainees of an exercise facility (designed for older adults, people with physical disability, and those with cardiac complications) defined body image. Nineteen participants completed a one-on-one interview, and seven of those participants took part in six additional focus group meetings. Read More

    Factor structure and psychometric properties of a Romanian translation of the Body Appreciation Scale-2.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 29;23:61-68. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
    Department of Psychology, West University of Timişoara, Timişoara, Romania.
    We examined the psychometric properties of a Romanian translation of the 10-item Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2). A total of 453 university students from Romania completed the BAS-2, along with measures of disordered eating, self-esteem, satisfaction with life, and subjective happiness. In addition, a separate sample of university students (N=109) completed only the BAS-2 at two time-points three weeks apart. Read More

    A multi-method analysis of distress tolerance in body dysmorphic disorder.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 18;23:50-60. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
    Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA. Electronic address:
    Distress tolerance (DT) is a transdiagnostic construct linked to multiple psychiatric disorders. We conducted three studies using different methods to investigate the relationship between DT and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Study 1 found a significant relationship between low DT and more severe BDD symptoms in an adult community sample (N=81). Read More

    Evaluating the psychometric properties of the Polish version of the Body Appreciation Scale-2.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 18;23:45-49. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
    Institute of Psychology, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Al. Raclawickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland. Electronic address:
    This study aimed to investigate the factor structure and psychometric properties of a Polish version of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2; Tylka & Wood-Barcalow, 2015). Data were collected from 721 individuals residing in various regions of Poland. There were two subsamples (n=336, age M=34. Read More

    The Functionality Appreciation Scale (FAS): Development and psychometric evaluation in U.S. community women and men.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 17;23:28-44. Epub 2017 Aug 17.
    Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Behavioral Health, Cleveland, OH, United States.
    Body functionality has been identified as an important dimension of body image that has the potential to be useful in the prevention and treatment of negative body image and in the enhancement of positive body image. Specifically, cultivating appreciation of body functionality may offset appearance concerns. However, a scale assessing this construct has yet to be developed. Read More

    Does the work environment matter? Sexual objectification and waitresses' body dissatisfaction.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 14;23:9-12. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
    Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, United States.
    We investigated the relations between working in sexually objectifying restaurant environments and body dissatisfaction in a sample of 252 United States waitresses. Supporting our hypotheses, results indicated that working in sexually objectifying restaurant environments was positively correlated with waitresses' body dissatisfaction. Our findings also supported a theorized serial three-chain mediation model in which working in sexually objectifying restaurant environments was related to body dissatisfaction through more thin ideal internalization and greater self-objectification/body surveillance. Read More

    Socializing girls whose bodies may not align with contemporary ideals of thinness: An interpretive study of US mothers' accounts.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 14;23:13-27. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
    Colorado State University, Department of Design & Merchandising, Mail Delivery Code 1574, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1574, USA. Electronic address:
    We sought to understand how mothers of young adolescent girls who are perceived as overweight or at risk for becoming so and whose body mass indices are at the 70th percentile or higher socialize their daughters about body, weight, eating, and health. In-depth interviews were conducted with 13 US mothers, and data were analyzed using constant comparison processes. Findings revealed that mothers adopted a variety of strategies - including teaching, modeling, managing, avoiding, and comforting - to achieve varied socialization goals for their daughters. Read More

    A pilot yoga physical education curriculum to promote positive body image.
    Body Image 2017 Dec 14;23:1-8. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
    Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies and Educational/Counseling Psychology, Washington State University, United States. Electronic address:
    We examined the effects of a pilot yoga-based physical education (PE) curriculum by testing for change in trait body surveillance, physical self-worth, and body appreciation. Further, we examined the relationships among change in body image variables and the role of state mindfulness in predicting state body surveillance during classes. Adolescents participated in 12 weeks of yoga-based (n=20; M=16. Read More

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