Dr. T at UC Riverside!

by Alyssa

A few weeks ago, Dr. T visited UC Riverside to give a talk called: “Obesity and Weight Stigma: Social-Health Consequences.” She was also reunited with Bernice Cheung, a former DiSH RA. Bernice is currently deciding between multiple grad school offers in social psych – congrats, Bernice!!

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2019! Plus, congrats to Drs. Himmelstein & Hunger!

by Alyssa

A few weeks ago, we attended the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in Portland. As always, there were quite of a few of us representing the DiSH Lab this year. Here are some highlights from the event! Second-year grad student Lauren giving a talk, titled “Subjective Social Status mediates the Relationship […]

Dr. T and Dr. Traci Mann’s research covered in this hilarious (NSFW) sketch on Samantha Bee!

by Alyssa

A recent episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee discussed how weight stigma can affect individuals’ healthcare. It also makes a nod to Dr. T and Dr. Traci Mann’s research findings that dieting doesn’t work and can lead individuals to gain more weight. Check out the full segment here!

Daniel’s new paper in Food Quality and Preference!

by Alyssa

DiSH grad student Daniel recently published a paper titled: “Psychometric properties of the Dietarian Identity Questionnaire among vegetarians.” Whereas an abundance of qualitative research has highlighted that vegetarianism is a form of identity, quantitative research investigating specific constructs that capture the concept of vegetarian identity is profoundly lacking. In this paper, Daniel evaluates the psychometric […]

Dr. T cited in a new article on Glamour!

by Alyssa

An article called “I Couldn’t Get the Right Medical Care Because I’m Fat” was published this week by Glamour. It discusses the negative effects of weight stigma, including how it can affect patients’ medical care. The article also draws upon Dr. T’s recent paper in BMC Medicine, in which she and her colleagues provide a […]

Dr. T is quoted in a new article on FiveThirtyEight!

by Alyssa

A new article published yesterday, called “How The Stigma Against Obesity Harms People‚Äôs Health,” discusses the negative effects of weight stigma. The article draws upon Dr. T’s recent paper in BMC Medicine, in which she and her colleagues provide a current overview of the weight stigma literature. Dr. T also alludes to her COBWEBS model […]

Read Daniel’s new article on vegetarianism!

by Alyssa

DiSH grad student Daniel just wrote an article for Science Trends that was published this week. The article is titled “The Psychology of Vegetarianism.” Daniel discusses what vegetarianism entails, why people are motivated to become vegetarian, and how psychology intersects with vegetarianism. He also mentions research from his recent review paper. Congrats Daniel!

Check out Daniel’s new paper in Motivation and Emotion!

by Alyssa

This paper compares vegetarians who are motivated by each of the three leading reasons for giving up meat — animals, health, and the environment. First, he found that both animal-motivated and environmentally motivated vegetarians view their diets as more grounded in their moral beliefs than do health-motivated vegetarians. Second, he explained why vegetarians with different […]

Dr. T discusses stress eating in a new interview with Vox!

by Alyssa

In a new article published by Vox, titled “Does stress eating actually make you less stressed?”, Dr. T talks all about stress eating. She discusses what it is, what happens when we stress eat, and if it actually works. She also mentions new research directions in stress eating that we’re pursuing here at the DiSH […]

Dr. T at Bruin Family Weekend!

by Alyssa

Last week, Dr. T spoke at UCLA’s annual Bruin Family Weekend. She gave a presentation titled, “Fat Shaming: The Science and Solutions,” to students and their families. Here is a brief overview of her talk: “We live in a society with widespread fat shaming. Research shows that weight discrimination, anti-fat bias, and stigma against obesity […]