Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22472
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Towards a conceptual understanding of muscle dysmorphia development and sustainment
Authors: Tod, David
Lavallee, David
Contact Email: david.lavallee@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Tod D & Lavallee D (2010) Towards a conceptual understanding of muscle dysmorphia development and sustainment, International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 3 (2), pp. 111-131.
Abstract: In recent years muscle dysmorphia has attracted the interests of sport, exercise, and clinical psychologists, researchers, and the popular media. In this article we review muscle dysmorphia literature and propose a framework to advance knowledge about the condition's development and sustainment. Existing research is focused on social variables correlated with muscle dysmorphia (e.g., social support), and cognitions, emotions, and behaviours displayed by individuals with the condition (e.g., exercise dependence and steroid abuse). The proposed framework draws on the extant body image and body dysmorphic disorder literature to address gaps identified in current muscle dysmorphia knowledge. In particular, little attention has been given to mechanisms by which the condition develops and is sustained, and learning theory is proposed as one possibility. In addition to extending muscle dysmorphia knowledge, the framework is offered as a way to stimulate a range of investigations adding to current understanding. The inclusion of learning theory, for example, may provide insights leading to the identification of suitable treatments for people whose health and well-being has been reduced as a result of experiencing muscle dysmorphia.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22472
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17509840903428513
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.
Affiliation: Aberystwyth University
School of Sport

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
tod lavallee 2010 irsep.pdf326.83 kBAdobe PDFUnder Embargo until 31/12/2999     Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.

This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.