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Ageing, anxiety and appearance: Exploring the body image of women in midlife (2014)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H. (2014). Ageing, anxiety and appearance: Exploring the body image of women in midlife. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 3(3), 134-135. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2014.3.3.134

The majority of body image research has focussed primarily on young adult women, a group within which appearance dissatisfaction has been repeatedly reported. These appearance worries have been found to adversely predict psychological and physical he... Read More about Ageing, anxiety and appearance: Exploring the body image of women in midlife.

‘It’s worse for women and girls’: Negotiating embodied masculinities through weight-related talk (2014)
Book Chapter
Monoghan, L., & Malson, H. (2014). ‘It’s worse for women and girls’: Negotiating embodied masculinities through weight-related talk. In L. Monoghan, R. Colls, & B. Evans (Eds.), Obesity, Discourse and Fat PoliticsRoutledge

Numerous critical analyses have already established the profoundly gendered nature of normative body ‘ideals’ and weight-management practices in Western cultures. Such studies have, amongst other things, elucidated how body dissatisfaction, ‘dieting’... Read More about ‘It’s worse for women and girls’: Negotiating embodied masculinities through weight-related talk.

Does appearance matter? (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Harcourt, D. (2014, March). Does appearance matter?. Presented at Chelsea and Westminster Burns Support Group

Does appearance matter? (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Harcourt, D. (2014, March). Does appearance matter?. Presented at Psychology Department

Thematic analysis (2014)
Book Chapter
Clarke, V., & Braun, V. (2014). Thematic analysis. In A. C. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being ResearchSpringer

Thematic analysis (TA) is a method for identifying and interpreting patterns of meaning across qualitative data.

Existence of benefit finding and posttraumatic growth in people treated for head and neck cancer: A systematic review (2014)
Journal Article
Harding, S., Sanipour, F., & Moss, T. (2014). Existence of benefit finding and posttraumatic growth in people treated for head and neck cancer: A systematic review. PeerJ, e256,

Background. The impact of head and neck cancer (HNC) in long-term survivors differs widely among individuals, and a significant number of them suffer from the negative effects of disease, whereas others report significant positive effect. This system... Read More about Existence of benefit finding and posttraumatic growth in people treated for head and neck cancer: A systematic review.

Salience and valence of appearance in a population with a visible difference of appearance: Direct and moderated relationships with self-consciousness, anxiety and depression (2014)
Journal Article
Walsh, E., Thompson, A., Saul, K., Newman, S., Newell, R., Lindenmeyer, A., …UWE Collaborators, . (2014). Salience and valence of appearance in a population with a visible difference of appearance: Direct and moderated relationships with self-consciousness, anxiety and depression. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e88435. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0088435

Psychometric measures of appearance salience and valence, CARSAL and CARVAL, have been previously demonstrated to be key factors underpinning appearance related self-consciousness and negative affect in the general population. However, the extent to... Read More about Salience and valence of appearance in a population with a visible difference of appearance: Direct and moderated relationships with self-consciousness, anxiety and depression.

The psychosocial impact of living with an ocular prosthesis (2014)
Journal Article
Lindenmeyer, A., Jenkinson, E., Harcourt, D., Moss, T., Clarke, S. A., Newell, R., …Newman, S. P. (2014). The psychosocial impact of living with an ocular prosthesis. Orbit, 33(1), 39-44. https://doi.org/10.3109/01676830.2013.851251

Objective: Many patients are satisfied with their ocular prosthesis, but some describe problems with social interactions, body image and self-esteem. Although both clinical practice and research suggest that the severity of a disfiguring condition do... Read More about The psychosocial impact of living with an ocular prosthesis.

A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin (2014)
Journal Article
Huxley, C., Clarke, V., & Halliwell, E. (2014). A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(2), 273-284. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105312468496

Heterosexual women in Western cultures are known to experience body image concerns, dieting and disordered eating as a result of intense social pressures to be thin. However, it is theorised that lesbian and bisexual women belong to a subculture whi... Read More about A qualitative exploration of whether lesbian and bisexual women are ‘protected’ from sociocultural pressure to be thin.

Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls (2014)
Journal Article
Diedrichs, P. C., Halliwell, E., & Diedrichs, P. C. (2014). Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls. Health Psychology, 33(2), 201-204. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032585

Objective: Body image and eating disorder interventions based on cognitive dissonance have been shown to be effective among girls and women aged 14 and above. This article reports a preliminary examination of whether a dissonance intervention is also... Read More about Testing a dissonance body image intervention among young girls.

A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception (2014)
Journal Article
Palmer, M., Turton, A., Grieve, S., Moss, T., & Lewis, J. (2014). A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45432-5_6

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) causes dramatic changes in perceptions of the body that are difficult to communicate. This chapter discusses a proof of concept study, evaluating an interactive application designed to assist patients in describi... Read More about A body of evidence: Avatars and the generative nature of bodily perception.

Thematic analysis (2014)
Book Chapter
Clarke, V., & Braun, V. (2014). Thematic analysis. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Critical PsychologySpringer

Empirical research within critical psychology is strongly associated with the use of qualitative methods. In the field of qualitative psychology a distinction can be made between experiential and critical approaches (Braun & Clarke, 2012a, Reicher, 2... Read More about Thematic analysis.

'Retouch free': The effect of labelling media images as not digitally altered on women's body dissatisfaction (2014)
Journal Article
Tiggemann, M., Slater, A., & Smyth, V. (2014). 'Retouch free': The effect of labelling media images as not digitally altered on women's body dissatisfaction. Body Image, 11(1), 85-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.08.005

This study aimed to investigate the effect of 'retouch free' labels on thin ideal fashion images on women's body dissatisfaction. This represents an experimental analogue to current practice by some fashion magazines. Participants were 224 female und... Read More about 'Retouch free': The effect of labelling media images as not digitally altered on women's body dissatisfaction.

Centralization of services for children born with orofacial clefts in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional survey (2014)
Journal Article
Waylen, A. E., Kilpatrick, N., Ness, A. R., Scott, J. K., Leary, S. D., Ness, A., …Waylen, A. (2014). Centralization of services for children born with orofacial clefts in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional survey. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 51(5), e102-e109. https://doi.org/10.1597/13-110

© 2014 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. Objective: To examine current provision of cleft lip and/or palate services in the U.K. and compliance with recommendations made by the Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG) in 1998.Design: Cr... Read More about Centralization of services for children born with orofacial clefts in the United Kingdom: A cross-sectional survey.

Exploring the psychosocial impact of undergoing botulinum toxin treatment (2014)
Journal Article
Paraskeva, N. (2014). Exploring the psychosocial impact of undergoing botulinum toxin treatment. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 3(1), 34-36. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2014.3.1.34

In 2012, the American Society for Plastic Surgeons reported that 13 million minimally invasive treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, were performed in the US. As the demand for these procedures continues to rise, it is vi... Read More about Exploring the psychosocial impact of undergoing botulinum toxin treatment.



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