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Understanding negative body image
Moe, Barbara A.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 1999.
Physical Description:
136 pages ; 24 cm.
Discusses positive and negative body image, with an emphasis on body size and weight, and suggests ways to improve self-esteem and develop a healthy body image.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.6 5.0 4968.
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BF724.3.B55 M64 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Our culture is obsessed with weight, shape, and body image. For many teens, that obsession, and the constant cultural messages they receive about the ideal body shape, can contribute to negative feelings about their own bodies. This book explores the wide-ranging causes and harmful consequences of a negative body image.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-In a world glutted with misinformation and misguided media images of the perfect young adult, less-than-perfect teens are rightly confused and unhappy with themselves. Often, they embark on a road of self-destruction using the vehicles of rampant dieting and obsessive-compulsive behavior. The way to stem this sort of abusive behavior is through education. Moe looks at the causes behind a negative body image and stresses that self-esteem is more important than personal size. Monroe makes it clear that most weight-loss programs are shams and should be viewed with a critical eye. Both titles are well researched, and the information is current and logically arranged. There are plenty of case studies and scenarios. The books are well laid out, and complement each other well. They follow on the heels of Moe's Coping with Eating Disorders (Rosen, 1995), which is similar in scope and treatment. Suitable offerings for researchers and for young people who want and need to know about these issues.-Lisa Denton, J. S. Russell JHS, Lawrenceville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.