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Dieting, Overweight, and Obesity: Self-Regulation in a Food-Rich Environment examines why self-regulation of weight is so difficult for many people. In light of the fact that overweight and obesity has been increasing so dramatically that the World Health Organization has declared it a global epidemic, author Wolfgang Stroebe explores the genetic, environmental, and psychological influences on weight gain. The author explains the history of bodyweight standards, details the emotional and physical consequences of being overweight, and explores the various treatment and prevention plans for obesity. In reviewing the numerous psychological theories that explain people's problems with weight, Stroebe points out that each does not take into consideration the desire for palatable food. He then presents the goal conflict theory which assumes that chronic dieters who have difficulties in controlling their weight often disregard bodily cues of hunger and satiety not because they are unable to recognize them, but because they do not want to recognize them. Their eating behavior is dominated by a conflict between two incompatible goals: the goal of enjoying palatable food and the goal of losing weight. This book gives readers a comprehensive understanding of the issues involving weight gain and dieting. Psychologists and medical professionals in the field of weight management will find this book to be an indispensable resource.

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Writing for psychologists and medical professionals, Stroebe (social psychology, Utrecht U., the Netherlands) considers various factors and consequences of weight gain and obesity, and proposes his own goal conflict theory as a means of understanding the problems and making some headway with solutions. He examines the definitions of being overweight and obesity; why they are serious problems in several countries (especially the US and UK); gender, class, race, and ethnicity differences; physiological aspects; genetic risk factors; and various psychological theories. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Dieting, Overweight, and Obesity: Self-Regulation in a Food-Rich Environment examines why self-regulation of weight is so difficult for many people. The author explains the history of bodyweight standards, details the emotional and physical consequences of being overweight, and explores the various treatment and prevention plans for obesity. In reviewing the numerous psychological theories that explain people's problems with weight, Stroebe points out that each does not take into consideration the desire for palatable food. He then presents the goal conflict theory which assumes that chronic dieters who have difficulties in controlling their weight often disregard bodily cues of hunger and satiety not because they are unable to recognize them, but because they do not want to recognize them. This book gives readers a comprehensive understanding of the issues involving weight gain and dieting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781433803352
Author:
Stroebe, Wolfgang
Publisher:
American Psychological Association (APA)
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Weight Loss
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Subject:
Psychopathology - Eating Disorders
Subject:
Reducing diets
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction-Eating Disorders
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
10.10x7.32x.96 in. 1.64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Dieting, Overweight, and Obesity: Self-Regulation in a Food-Rich Environment examines why self-regulation of weight is so difficult for many people. The author explains the history of bodyweight standards, details the emotional and physical consequences of being overweight, and explores the various treatment and prevention plans for obesity. In reviewing the numerous psychological theories that explain people's problems with weight, Stroebe points out that each does not take into consideration the desire for palatable food. He then presents the goal conflict theory which assumes that chronic dieters who have difficulties in controlling their weight often disregard bodily cues of hunger and satiety not because they are unable to recognize them, but because they do not want to recognize them. This book gives readers a comprehensive understanding of the issues involving weight gain and dieting.
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