Weight Bias: Nature, Consequences, and Remedies

Synopsis

Discrimination based on body shape and size remains commonplace in today's society. This important volume explores the nature, causes, and consequences of weight bias and presents a range of approaches to combat it. Leading psychologists, health professionals, attorneys, and advocates cover such critical topics as the barriers facing obese adults and children in health care, work, and school settings; how to conceptualize and measure weight-related stigmatization; theories on how stigma develops; the impact on self-esteem and health, quite apart from the physiological effects of obesity; and strategies for reducing prejudice and bringing about systemic change.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Kelly D. Brownell
  • Janna Fikkan
  • Esther Rothblum
  • Anthony N. Fabricatore
  • Thomas A. Wadden
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2005