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It is worrying to think that most girls feel dissatisfied with their bodies, and that this can lead to serious problems including depression and eating disorders. Can some of those body image worries be eased? Body image expert and psychology professor Dr Charlotte Markey helps girls aged 9-15 to understand, accept, and appreciate their bodies. She provides all the facts on puberty, mental health, self-care, why diets are bad news, dealing with social media, and everything in-between. Girls will find answers to questions they always wanted to ask, the truth behind many body image myths, and real-life stories from girls who share their own experiences. Through this easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated guide, Dr Markey teaches girls how to nurture both mental and physical heath to improve their own body image, shows the positive impact they can have on others, and enables them to go out into the world feeling fearless.
About the Author
Charlotte N. Markey, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at Rutgers University at Camden.
She received her doctorate from the University of California at Riverside in health and developmental psychology, with a focus on eating behaviors and body image.
She has been conducting research on eating, dieting, body image, and obesity risk for over 15 years.
Dr. Markey has published over fifty book chapters and journal articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has hundreds of presentations to her name at universities across the U.S. and at national and international conferences. Each year, she teaches hundreds of students at Rutgers University, including students in her Psychology of Eating course.
Dr. Markey has long been involved in community efforts to educate parents and children about healthy eating, body image, and weight management.