Research

Self-Objectification and Stereotype Threat

We know that women’s performance on cognitive tasks can be compromised by priming stereotypes and self-objectification. Our specific objective is to consider whether similar primes can lead to performance decrements on physical performance tasks, including sports…
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Weight and Diet Concerns/Restraint

We are generally interested in investigating dietary restraint as a psychological construct. We are also interested in how restraint and non-clinical weight and diet concerns are associated with behaviour and cognitive bias.
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Body Image and Fat Talk

Fat talk refers to negative conversations related to the body that occur among girls or young women. Research indicates that fat talk is associated with both positive (e.g. bonding) and negative (e.g. body dissatisfaction) factors.…
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Lab Publications

Selected Lab Publications Royal, S., MacDonald, D. E., & Dionne, M. M. (In Press). Development and validation of the Fat Talk Questionnaire. Body Image. Dionne, M.M. & Davis, C. (2012). Body Image and Personality.  In…
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