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Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention (2019)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Lewis-Smith, H., & Halliwell, E. (2019). Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention. Body Image, 31, 309-320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.08.009

The existing array of evidence-based body image prevention and intervention approaches has evolvedover time. However, the majority originated directly or indirectly from a cognitive-behavioral conceptu-alisation of body image pioneered by Thomas F. C... Read More about Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention.

Cognitive dissonance-based interventions to facilitate positive body image and embodiment (2019)
Book Chapter
Halliwell, E., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2019). Cognitive dissonance-based interventions to facilitate positive body image and embodiment. In N. Piran, & T. Tylka (Eds.), Handbook of positive body image and embodiment: Constructs, protective factors, and interventions, (361-374). New York: Oxford University Press

Prospective research indicates that positive body image, as defined as body appreciation, predicts adaptive eating behaviors among adolescent girls over a 1-year period (Andrew, Tiggemann, & Clark, 2016). Experimental research indicates that women wi... Read More about Cognitive dissonance-based interventions to facilitate positive body image and embodiment.

Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ramsey-Wade, C., Halliwell, E., Williamson, H., & Atkinson, M. (2019, June). Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study. Poster presented at ACBS Annual World Conference 17

Mindful Eating – Conscious Living™ (ME-CL) is a mindfulness-based programme originating in the US which aims to reduce anxiety around food and eating. While the programme is being delivered widely, it has never been tested under research conditions.... Read More about Mindful Eating - Conscious Living: An acceptability study.

Can big business foster positive body image? Qualitative insights from industry leaders walking the talk (2019)
Journal Article
Craddock, N., Ramsey, M., Spotswood, F., Halliwell, H., & Diedrichs, P. (2019). Can big business foster positive body image? Qualitative insights from industry leaders walking the talk. Body Image, 30, 93-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.06.004

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The fashion, beauty, and advertising industries have been positioned as key contributors to body dissatisfaction through the promotion of unrealistic and homogenous appearance ideals. Recently, some businesses within these industr... Read More about Can big business foster positive body image? Qualitative insights from industry leaders walking the talk.

The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review (2019)
Journal Article
Guest, E., Costa, B., Williamson, H., Meyrick, J., Halliwell, E., & Harcourt, D. (2019). The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review. Body Image, 30, 10-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.04.002

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Theory suggests promoting positive body image (PBI)through interventions would have a significant impact on health and well-being. However, little is known about the effectiveness of existing interventions. This review aimed to id... Read More about The effectiveness of interventions aiming to promote positive body image in adults: A systematic review.

A randomized experimental evaluation of a yoga-based body image intervention (2019)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E., Dawson, K., & Burkey, S. (2019). A randomized experimental evaluation of a yoga-based body image intervention. Body Image, 28, 119-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.12.005

Recent literature argues that body image interventions need to become more embodied. This paper evaluates a brief yoga-based body image intervention which incorporates themes specifically tailored to focus on positive body image. Young women (Mage= 2... Read More about A randomized experimental evaluation of a yoga-based body image intervention.

Evaluating the impact of a brief yoga intervention on preadolescents’ body image and mood (2018)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E., Jarman, H., Slater, A., & Tylka, T. L. (2018). Evaluating the impact of a brief yoga intervention on preadolescents’ body image and mood. Body Image, 27, 196-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.10.003

Yoga is an embodying activity that promotes body awareness, body connection, body responsiveness, and appreciation of body functionality, and it therefore may be a beneficial school-based intervention for children’s body image. The present study exam... Read More about Evaluating the impact of a brief yoga intervention on preadolescents’ body image and mood.

Evaluating the impact of a brief yoga intervention on preadolescents’ body image and mood (2018)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E., Jarman, H., Tylka, T. L., & Slater, A. (2018). Evaluating the impact of a brief yoga intervention on preadolescents’ body image and mood. Body Image, 27, 196-201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.10.003

© 2018 Yoga is an embodying activity that promotes body awareness, body connection, body responsiveness, and appreciation of body functionality, and it therefore may be a beneficial school-based intervention for children's body image. The present stu... Read More about Evaluating the impact of a brief yoga intervention on preadolescents’ body image and mood.

A randomised-controlled trial investigating potential underlying mechanisms of a functionality-based approach to improving women’s body image (2018)
Journal Article
Alleva, J. M., Diedrichs, P. C., Halliwell, E., Martijn, C., Stuijfzand, B. G., Treneman-Evans, G., & Rumsey, N. (2018). A randomised-controlled trial investigating potential underlying mechanisms of a functionality-based approach to improving women’s body image. Body Image, 25, 85-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.02.009

Focusing on body functionality is a promising technique for improving women's body image. This study replicates prior research in a large novel sample, tests longer-term follow-up effects, and investigates underlying mechanisms of these effects (body... Read More about A randomised-controlled trial investigating potential underlying mechanisms of a functionality-based approach to improving women’s body image.

An exploration of bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women's body dissatisfaction, and body hair and make-up practices (2017)
Journal Article
Hayfield, N., Halliwell, E., & Clarke, V. (2017). An exploration of bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women's body dissatisfaction, and body hair and make-up practices. Psychology of Sexualities Section Review, 8(2), 55-67

Body image pressures for heterosexual women are well established. However, lesbian body image is less well understood, while bisexual women have largely been overlooked with the psychological literature. Further, women's investment in ‘traditional’ a... Read More about An exploration of bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women's body dissatisfaction, and body hair and make-up practices.

A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance-based body dissatisfaction intervention with young British men (2017)
Journal Article
Jankowski, G., Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Fawkner, H., Gough, B., & Halliwell, E. (2017). A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance-based body dissatisfaction intervention with young British men. Body Image, 23, 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.08.006

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd This pilot study evaluated a body image intervention for men, Body Project M. Seventy-four British undergraduate men took part in two 90-min intervention sessions, and completed standardised assessments of body image, bulimic path... Read More about A pilot controlled trial of a cognitive dissonance-based body dissatisfaction intervention with young British men.

Adapting the Body Appreciation Scale-2 for Children: A psychometric analysis of the BAS-2C (2017)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E., Jarman, H., Tylka, T., & Slater, A. (2017). Adapting the Body Appreciation Scale-2 for Children: A psychometric analysis of the BAS-2C. Body Image, 21, 97-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.03.005

© 2017 Positive body image among adults is related to numerous indicators of well-being. However, no research has explored body appreciation among children. To facilitate our understanding of children's positive body image, the current study adapts a... Read More about Adapting the Body Appreciation Scale-2 for Children: A psychometric analysis of the BAS-2C.

More than Just Child’s Play?: An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of an Appearance-Focused Internet Game on Body Image and Career Aspirations of Young Girls (2017)
Journal Article
Slater, A., Halliwell, E., Jarman, H., & Gaskin, E. (2017). More than Just Child’s Play?: An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of an Appearance-Focused Internet Game on Body Image and Career Aspirations of Young Girls. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(9), 2047-2059. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-017-0659-7

© 2017, The Author(s). In recent years, elements of the modern environment (such as television, Internet, toys and clothes) have been criticized for having an increasingly sexualized or appearance focus, which has been suggested to be detrimental to... Read More about More than Just Child’s Play?: An Experimental Investigation of the Impact of an Appearance-Focused Internet Game on Body Image and Career Aspirations of Young Girls.

Body Image in Primary Schools: A pilot evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children's body satisfaction (2016)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E., Yager, Z., Paraskeva, N., Diedrichs, P. C., Smith, H., & White, P. (2016). Body Image in Primary Schools: A pilot evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children's body satisfaction. Body Image, 19, 133-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.09.002

© 2016 Body Image in the Primary School (Hutchinson & Calland, 2011) is a body image curriculum that is widely available but has not yet been evaluated. This study evaluates a set of 6 of the 49 available lessons from this curriculum. Seventy-four gi... Read More about Body Image in Primary Schools: A pilot evaluation of a primary school intervention program designed by teachers to improve children's body satisfaction.

Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention (2016)
Journal Article
Sibley, C. G., Garbett, K. M., Diedrichs, P. C., Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K., …Barlow, F. K. (2016). Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention. Health Psychology, 35(9), 996-1006. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000361

© 2016 American Psychological Association. Objective: Poor body image is a public health issue. Mothers are a key influence on adolescent girls' body image. This study evaluated an accessible, scalable, low-intensity internet-based intervention deliv... Read More about Randomized controlled trial of an online mother-daughter body image and well-being intervention.

Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial (2015)
Journal Article
Garbett, K. M., Steer, R. J., Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Steer, R., Garbett, K., …Halliwell, E. (2015). Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 74, 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2015.09.004

© 2015 The Authors. This study evaluated a 90-min single session school-based body image intervention (Dove Confident Me: Single Session), and investigated if delivery could be task-shifted to teachers. British adolescents (N = 1707; 11-13 years; 50.... Read More about Effectiveness of a brief school-based body image intervention 'Dove Confident Me: Single Session' when delivered by teachers and researchers: Results from a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Future directions for positive body image research (2015)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E. (2015). Future directions for positive body image research. Body Image, 14, 177-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.03.003

The emergence of positive body image research during the last 10 years represents an important shift in the body image literature. The existing evidence provides a strong empirical basis for the study of positive body image and research has begun to... Read More about Future directions for positive body image research.

Social comparisons on social media: The impact of Facebook on young women’s body image concerns and mood (2015)
Journal Article
Fardouly, J., Diedrichs, P. C., Vartanian, L., & Halliwell, E. (2015). Social comparisons on social media: The impact of Facebook on young women’s body image concerns and mood. Body Image, 13, 38-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.12.002

The present study experimentally investigated the effect of Facebook usage on women’s mood and body image, whether these effects differ from an online fashion magazine, and whether appearance comparison tendency moderates any of these effects. Female... Read More about Social comparisons on social media: The impact of Facebook on young women’s body image concerns and mood.

Dissemination of evidence-based body image interventions: A pilot study into the effectiveness of using undergraduate students as interventionists in secondary schools (2015)
Journal Article
Halliwell, E., Jarman, H., McNamara, A., Risdon, H., & Jankowski, G. (2015). Dissemination of evidence-based body image interventions: A pilot study into the effectiveness of using undergraduate students as interventionists in secondary schools. Body Image, 14, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.02.002

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Dissonance-based body image interventions are among the most effective interventions for adolescent girls. However, dissemination of these interventions remains challenging. In addition, the emerging field of positive body image... Read More about Dissemination of evidence-based body image interventions: A pilot study into the effectiveness of using undergraduate students as interventionists in secondary schools.

The Mediating Role of Appearance Comparisons in the Relationship Between Media Usage and Self-Objectification in Young Women (2015)
Journal Article
Vartanian, L. R., Diedrichs, P. C., Fardouly, J., Diedrichs, P. C., Vartanian, L., & Halliwell, E. (2015). The Mediating Role of Appearance Comparisons in the Relationship Between Media Usage and Self-Objectification in Young Women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(4), 447-457. https://doi.org/10.1177/0361684315581841

© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. The media’s portrayal of women is often sexually objectifying, and greater exposure to objectifying media is associated with higher levels of self-objectification among young women. One reason why media usage may be asso... Read More about The Mediating Role of Appearance Comparisons in the Relationship Between Media Usage and Self-Objectification in Young Women.