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Digital Technology, Eating Behaviors, and Eating Disorders

  • David Šmahel
  • Hana Macháčková
  • Martina Šmahelová
  • Michal Čevelíček
  • Carlos A. Almenara
  • Jana Holubčíková
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
    Pages 1-18
  3. Digital Technology and Eating Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 21-43
    3. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 45-64
    4. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 65-82
    5. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 83-100
    6. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 101-118
  4. Digital Technology and Eating Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 121-137
    3. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 139-157
    4. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 159-175
    5. David Šmahel, Hana Macháčková, Martina Šmahelová, Michal Čevelíček, Carlos A. Almenara, Jana Holubčíková
      Pages 177-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-199

About this book

Introduction

“After decades of research on dysfunctional eating and lack of physical activity, research attention has finally turned to the role of digital technology in eating behaviors and eating disorders. This timely volume offers a thoughtful and wide collection of chapters discussing the possible effects of digital technologies, from those enhancing healthy eating behaviors to those that encourage disordered eating. Highly recommended for both professionals and scholars.”
Prof. Giuseppe Riva, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.

This book examines in depth the multifaceted roles of digital technologies in the eating behaviors and eating disorders. Coverage reflects a broad theoretical and empirical knowledge of current trends in digital technology use in health behaviors, and their risks and benefits affecting wellbeing, with focus on eating behaviors and eating disorders. The authors use both qualitative and quantitative data to focus on the digital lived experiences of people and their eating related behaviors.

Among the topics covered:

  • The quality of eating-oriented information online
  • Technology, body image, and disordered eating
  • Eating-oriented online groups
  • Using mobile technology in eating behaviors
  • Usage of digital technology among people with eating disorders
  • What healthcare professionals should know about digital technologies and eating disorders
  • Technology-based prevention and treatment programs for eating disorders

A potential source of discussion and debate in various fields across the social sciences, the health sciences, and psychology, Digital Technology, Eating Behaviors, and Eating Disorders will be especially useful to students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in the fields of eating behaviors and eating disorders.

Keywords

technology and psychological treatments eating disorders eating behavior technology and health digital interventions online prevention

Authors and affiliations

  • David Šmahel
    • 1
  • Hana Macháčková
    • 2
  • Martina Šmahelová
    • 3
  • Michal Čevelíček
    • 4
  • Carlos A. Almenara
    • 5
  • Jana Holubčíková
    • 6
  1. 1.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  4. 4.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  5. 5.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  6. 6.Masaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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