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Pojetí vlastního těla

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Zdraví, zdatnost, vzhled

[Approach to One’s Own Body. Health, Fitness, Appearance]

Fialová, Ludmila Krch, František David

subjects: psychology

paperback, 280 pp., 1. edition
published: march 2013
ISBN: 978-80-246-2160-9
recommended price: 295 czk

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This monograph describes theoretical basis for physical self-concept focusing on man’s self-concept and identity. Special attention is paid to the body and its philosophical, biological, psychological, sociological and aesthetic concepts.
The scholars present an overview of methods examining physical self-concept, also covering the problem of a disturbed perception of one’s own body and excessive care for it, eating disorders and self-harm by various forms of embellishment. They describe the influence of various media on care for the body and an ideal of beauty. The closing passage focuses on increasing health awareness and lifestyle both at home and in schools.