Body image, drive for muscularity, and social comparisons in men

Russo, Sarah Danielle 2010, Body image, drive for muscularity, and social comparisons in men, D.Psych.(Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Body image, drive for muscularity, and social comparisons in men
Alternative title Developing individualised cognitive behavioural therapy interventions for bulimia nervosa and eating disorders not otherwise specified
Author Russo, Sarah Danielle
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Clinical)
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) Body image in men
Human body - Social aspects
Eating disorders - Treatment
Cognitive therapy
Summary The results of this thesis indicated that males engage in comparisons when evaluating their bodies and more frequently use similar others, such as friends and the average male for comparison. The results showed that comparisons to males in the media and professional athletes indicated body dissatisfaction and drive for muscularity.The portfolio presents four eating disorder case studies to illustrate how a therapist can use manual-based CBT techniques in a flexible manner and adapt interventions to the individual needs of clients who have motivational issues or present with complex comorbidity, in order to improve treatment outcomes.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.4613
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