It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week!

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Throughout September 28 – October 2, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) advocates for a better understanding of eating disorders, weight discrimination, and why “weight stigma should matter to everyone”. NEDA’s End Weight Hate campaign also calls for an end to discrimination based on body size and encourages a community-wide effort to eliminate the stigma. […]

Love Your Bod Pod Interviews Dr. T!

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On this episode of Love Your Bod Pod, Dr. T and podcast host Cara Carin Cifelli discuss why keeping off weight and dieting are so challenging in the midst of the “obesity epidemic”. Dr. T also touches on the science behind keeping off weight, weight stigma, stress eating, and alternatives to dieting. Find the podcast […]

Kiran Cherian got accepted to Columbia University!

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Kiran shares, “I’m excited to begin my Master of Education degree program in Mental Health Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University this fall! I chose this program because it includes both practitioner preparation and research opportunities. I’ve gained great research experience during my time in the DiSH Lab, and I will surely be able to […]

Dr. T’s Research Featured in Scientific American!

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The article, titled “What if Doctors Stopped Prescribing Weight Loss?”, discusses the shift from weight-centric models commonly used in healthcare to an emphasis on healthier behaviors. Due to weight-loss suggestions being a prevailing recommendation by doctors, alternatively suggesting healthier behaviors is beneficial for those who commonly experience weight stigma. As the article confirms, “doctors focus […]

Dr. T Gives the 2020 UCLA Psychology Department Commencement Speech!

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In her speech, Dr. T talks about her pride in all the graduates, how her parents met as students at UCLA, her research in comfort eating, and her sorrow about the Black lives lost. Also, there is a surprise guest appearance by the UCLA Scattertones. Click here to see it as well as all the […]

Daniel wins the 2020 Health Psychology prize!

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In a highly powered (N = 579) study, Daniel identified barriers that uniquely predict openness to going vegetarian, and focused on anticipated vegetarian stigma. Daniel designed this study with a strong theoretical foundation based on his published theory, the Unified Model of Vegetarian Identity (Rosenfeld & Burrows, 2017). In his empirical study, he found that […]

Welcome Jordan to the DiSH Lab!

by Nadia Dellawar

We are having a new graduate student, Jordan Parker, join us here at the DiSH Lab this year! Jordan graduated from Stanford University with a major in Psychology and worked at the School of Medicine where she studied Parkinson’s disease for 2 years. She is broadly interested in the intersections between race and physical and […]

Dr. Angela Rodriguez Featured on Telegram.com!

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Dr. Angela Rodriguez shares her perspective on balancing work and life stress as a mother and professor. She gives insight into her way of juggling obligations in her home life and career and shares everyday examples of what balance means to her. Check out the full article here.

Congratulations Daniel, Kristen, and Lauren!

by Nadia Dellawar

Grad students Daniel, Kristen, and Lauren have been selected for the Graduate Student Research Mentorship Program. A specific objective of the program is to promote opportunities for students to work closely with a faculty mentor in developing a paper for presentation at an academic conference and/or for publication. General goals are to facilitate close working […]

Congratulations, Lauren!

by Nadia Dellawar

Grad student Lauren has been awarded the Dean’s Excellence Award! On the basis of her outstanding contributions to the teaching mission, the Department nominated her for the prestigious Dean’s Excellence Award, and she have been selected as an awardee by the Dean’s office. The award will provide a $21,000 stipend and cover her tuition and […]