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(p. 1) Focusing on the Positive: An Introduction to the Volume 

(p. 1) Focusing on the Positive: An Introduction to the Volume
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(p. 1) Focusing on the Positive: An Introduction to the Volume
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Tracy L. Tylka

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190841874.003.0001
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date: 12 July 2020

This volume provides a state-of-the-art, comprehensive, research-based resource that addresses the breadth of innovative theoretical concepts and related practice in positive ways of living in the body, while it also sets agendas for further expansion. This introduction first defines the core domains that represent positive ways of living in the body: positive body image and positive embodiment. Next, it provides evidence that studying these domains offers a unique perspective that extends beyond what is known about negative body image. It then explicates the points of convergence and divergence between positive body image and embodiment. It ends with an overview of the three sections of the volume: the varied constructs that represent positive ways of living in the body (Section I), environmental factors that nurture these constructs as protective factors for well-being (Section II), and interventions to cultivate positive body image and positive embodiment (Section III).

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