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Assessing the impact of body image concerns on functioning across life domains: Development and validation of the Body Image Life Disengagement Questionnaire (BILD-Q) among British adolescents (2021)
Journal Article
Atkinson, M., & Diedrichs, P. (in press). Assessing the impact of body image concerns on functioning across life domains: Development and validation of the Body Image Life Disengagement Questionnaire (BILD-Q) among British adolescents. Body Image,

Assessing the impact of body image on engagement in a range of life domains is important; however, there is a lack of validated measures for adolescents. The current research developed the Body Image Life Disengagement Questionnaire (BILD-Q) and vali... Read More about Assessing the impact of body image concerns on functioning across life domains: Development and validation of the Body Image Life Disengagement Questionnaire (BILD-Q) among British adolescents.

Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents (2021)
Journal Article
Matheson, E., Harriet, S., Helena, L., Robert, A., & Phillippa, D. (in press). Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents. New Media and Society,

Playables are mini-games used in digital advertising and may offer a novel and engaging avenue to improve young people’s well-being at scale. This randomised controlled trial evaluated the immediate impact and protective properties of a psychoeducati... Read More about Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents.

Adaptation and validation of the Internalisation-General subscale of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3) in English among urban Indian adolescents (2021)
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Lewis-Smith, H., Garbett, K., Chaudhry, A., Uglik-Marucha, N., Vitoratou, S., Dhillon, M., …Diedrichs, P. C. (2021). Adaptation and validation of the Internalisation-General subscale of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3) in English among urban Indian adolescents. Body Image, 36, 254-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.12.004

Few studies have validated body image related measures in Asian countries, including in India, thus stunting research progress. To provide a robust method of assessing internalisation of cultural appearance ideals, the purpose of this study was to va... Read More about Adaptation and validation of the Internalisation-General subscale of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire (SATAQ-3) in English among urban Indian adolescents.

Examining the efficacy of video-based micro-interventions for improving risk and protective factors for disordered eating among young adult women (2020)
Journal Article
Atkinson, M., & Diedrichs, P. (in press). Examining the efficacy of video-based micro-interventions for improving risk and protective factors for disordered eating among young adult women. International Journal of Eating Disorders,

Brief self-guided activities designed for focused and immediate benefits, termed micro-interventions, have the potential to aid reach and engagement in mental health interventions; however further validation is needed. This study evaluated effects of... Read More about Examining the efficacy of video-based micro-interventions for improving risk and protective factors for disordered eating among young adult women.

Adaptation and validation of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in English among urban Indian adolescents (2020)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Garbett, K. M., Chaudhry, A., Uglik-Marucha, N., Vitoratou, S., Dhillon, M., …Diedrichs, P. C. (in press). Adaptation and validation of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in English among urban Indian adolescents. International Journal of Eating Disorders, https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23431

Objective: Eating pathology is a salient issue in India, with clinical features reported among adults and adolescents. However, there are currently no validated measures of disordered eating in the Indian context. The present study therefore aimed to... Read More about Adaptation and validation of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in English among urban Indian adolescents.

Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial (2020)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K. M., & Leckie, G. (in press). Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial. Journal of Adolescent Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.10.001

© 2020 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Purpose: Body dissatisfaction is common during adolescence and predicts poor psychological and physical health. Interventions have traditionally overrelied on delivery by external providers (e.g., res... Read More about Evaluating the ‘Dove Confident Me’ 5-session body image intervention delivered by teachers in schools: A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial.

The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial (2020)
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Matheson, E., Lewis-Smith, H., & Diedrichs, P. (2020). The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial. Body Image, 35, 142-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.015

Creating media to counteract the plethora of media and advertising that perpetuates negative body image is a scalable public health strategy that can be achieved through innovative micro-interventions. This study examined the immediate and short-ter... Read More about The effectiveness of brief animated films as a scalable micro-intervention to improve children’s body image: A randomised controlled trial.

Psychological and sociocultural influences on body image among midlife women with and without a history of breast cancer: Testing the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image (2020)
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Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., Bond, R., & Harcourt, D. (2020). Psychological and sociocultural influences on body image among midlife women with and without a history of breast cancer: Testing the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image. Body Image, 35, 114-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.011

Body image concerns are common among breast cancer survivors and women in midlife. However, effective interventions are lacking for breast cancer survivors. This may be related to prior research having examined non-modifiable and medicalised influenc... Read More about Psychological and sociocultural influences on body image among midlife women with and without a history of breast cancer: Testing the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image.

One size does not fit all: Trajectories of body image development and their predictors in early adolescence (2020)
Journal Article
Lacroix, E., Atkinson, M. J., Garbett, K. M., & Diedrichs, P. C. (in press). One size does not fit all: Trajectories of body image development and their predictors in early adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, https://doi.org/10.1017/s0954579420000917

Background: Negative body image predicts many adverse outcomes. The current study prospectively examined patterns of body esteem development in early adolescence and identified predictors of developmental subtypes. Methods: 328 girls and 429 boys rep... Read More about One size does not fit all: Trajectories of body image development and their predictors in early adolescence.

Looking to the future: Priorities for translating research to impact in the field of appearance and body image (2019)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Jankowski, G. S., Alleva, J. M., Stock, N. M., Atkinson, M. J., Atkinson, M., …Williamson, H. (2020). Looking to the future: Priorities for translating research to impact in the field of appearance and body image. Body Image, 32, 53-61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.10.006

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd The field of body image and appearance research and practice is progressing; however, there is still work to be done to ensure broad societal impact. This article consolidates reflections from a range of established and early care... Read More about Looking to the future: Priorities for translating research to impact in the field of appearance and body image.

Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood (2019)
Book Chapter
Paraskeva, N., & Diedrichs, P. Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood. In Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent DevelopmentWiley

This entry outlines empirical evidence for the key influences on children’s body image. It reviews the prevalence of body image concerns during childhood and examines the biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that can influence childre... Read More about Body Image, Esteem, and Dissatisfaction During Childhood.

Cognitive-behavioral roots of body image therapy and prevention (2019)
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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.

Systematic review of body image measures (2019)
Journal Article
Kling, J., Kwakkenbos, L., Diedrichs, P. C., Rumsey, N., Frisén, A., Brandão, M. P., …Fitzgerald, A. (2019). Systematic review of body image measures. Body Image, 30, 170-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.06.006

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This systematic review synthesizes and critically appraises measurement properties of influential body image measures. Eight measures that met the definition of an assessment of body image (i.e., an... Read More about Systematic review of body image measures.

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.

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.

Body appreciation in British men: Correlates and variation across sexual orientation (2018)
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Alleva, J. M., Paraskeva, N., Craddock, N., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2018). Body appreciation in British men: Correlates and variation across sexual orientation. Body Image, 27, 169-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.09.004

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Investigations of positive body image among men and across various social identities are lacking, and could contribute to a more complete understanding of the construct, including how positive body image can be improved. This stud... Read More about Body appreciation in British men: Correlates and variation across sexual orientation.

Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., Rumsey, N., & Harcourt, D. (2018). Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology, 27(12), 2687-2699. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4870

© 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Objective: Body image concerns warrant attention among women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer, due to their significant consequences for psychological and physical health, and interpersonal relationships... Read More about Efficacy of psychosocial and physical activity-based interventions to improve body image among women treated for breast cancer: A systematic review.

A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors (2018)
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Lewis-Smith, H., Diedrichs, P. C., & Harcourt, D. (2018). A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors. Body Image, 27, 21-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.08.006

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Body image interventions for breast cancer survivors are lacking in empirical support. Examining existing research on effective body image interventions for women in midlife more broadly may provide useful insights. This pilot stu... Read More about A pilot study of a body image intervention for breast cancer survivors.

Colourism: a global adolescent health concern (2018)
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Craddock, N., Dlova, N., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2018). Colourism: a global adolescent health concern. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 30(4), 472-477. https://doi.org/10.1097/MOP.0000000000000638

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Colourism, a form of prejudice and discrimination based solely upon skin colour, stands to jeopardize the physical health, wellbeing and life chances of adolescents of colour, globally. RECENT FINDINGS: Research shows that adolesce... Read More about Colourism: a global adolescent health concern.

Innovation in eating disorders research and practice: Expanding our community and perspectives at the 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders: Editorial to accompany IJED Virtual Issue in honor of the 2018 International Conference on Eating Diso (2018)
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Diedrichs, P. C., von Ranson, K. M., & Thomas, J. J. (2018). Innovation in eating disorders research and practice: Expanding our community and perspectives at the 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders: Editorial to accompany IJED Virtual Issue in honor of the 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(6), 585-587. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22881

© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Objective: This virtual issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders (IJED) highlights the excellent and innovative research and practice discussed at the 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders held... Read More about Innovation in eating disorders research and practice: Expanding our community and perspectives at the 2018 International Conference on Eating Disorders: Editorial to accompany IJED Virtual Issue in honor of the 2018 International Conference on Eating Diso.