Thomas F. Cash, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. During the past 30 years, he has published over 150 scientific articles and chapters on the psychology of physical appearance. His works span a range of topics—body image development, assessment and treatment, eating disorders, obesity, appearance stereotyping and discrimination, appearance-altering medical conditions, cosmetic surgery, and body image quality of life. Dr. Cash has developed an empirically supported program to help people have a more positive body image, available as The Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks. He has served on the editorial boards of several professional journals and is currently founding a new international journal of body image scholarship. His website is located at www.body-images.com.
Thomas Pruzinsky, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Quinnipiac University and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine. His research and clinical interests focus on the psychological aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is particularly interested in long-term body image adaptation to acquired and congenital facial disfigurement and has published numerous articles and chapters on these topics. A previous visiting professor at the Yale University Medical School Division of Plastic Surgery, he continues to collaborate with his colleagues at Yale on research projects evaluating body image adaptation in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He also has served as a manuscript reviewer for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Health Psychology, and Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal.