Undergraduate Thesis Student (2016-2017)


2016 – BA (Honours) in Psychology, Ryerson University

Research Interests

Aiden completed her undergraduate thesis in the HEAL lab, which investigated sociocultural influences on disordered eating in young women. She will be involved in a project examining the bioethical implications of food addiction as a construct. Her current research interests also include the phenomenon of ‘feeling fat’ among individuals with eating disorders.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Mehak, A., Friedman, A., & Cassin, S. E. (2016, October). Differences in weight bias internalization and binge eating among young women across the weight spectrum. Poster presented at the 69th annual conference of the Ontario Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
  • Mehak, A., Friedman, A., & Cassin, S. E. (2016, June). Mediators of the relationship between weight bias internalization and disordered eating in young women. Poster presented at the 77th annual convention of the Canadian psychological Association, Victoria, BC.
  • Atwood, M. E., Mehak, A., & Cassin, S. E. (2015, November). Subjective and objective binge eating episodes in relation to general and eating disorder-specific cognitive distortions. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.