Archive for the ‘Press’ Category

Dr. T featured in a NBC article about work stress and health!

Ample research has shown that stress is bad for our health. In a new NBC article, Dr. T discusses the evolutionary benefit of stress and its relation to modern-day work stressors. In regards to our health, she notes: “Research shows your brain lights up more in response to [high-fat and high-sugar] foods when you’re stressed. […]

Does dieting work better in pairs? Angela’s novel study discussed in SHAPE magazine!

Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, one of our grad students, recently published a study that was featured in SHAPE magazine. Her team examined whether dieting might be easier and less stressful when using the diet “buddy system.” Interestingly, she found that it may be most helpful if one person is dieting and the other isn’t. Click here […]

Stressed about exams or deadlines? Exercise may help more than you think!

  When we get stressed out, it can be easy to let exercise & physical activity fall by the wayside. Even though we know that exercise is great for us, and has more benefits than we could ever list – it takes a lot of effort, and we may not feel so inclined to get […]

“Mirrorless Monday” at CSUN for Eating Disorders Awareness Week!

This past Monday, California State University at Northridge (CSUN) held a “Mirrorless Monday” for Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The Northridge Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) organized the event, to kick off a week of programming for Eating Disorder Awareness at CSUN.  To help their fellow CSUN students go mirrorless for the day, JADE members […]

Stop Using BMI to Determine Health – DiSH research featured in NPR & LA Times!

Check out the NPR Interview & LA Times articles! Last week, Dr. T, DiSH Collaborator Jeff Hunger, DiSH Lab Manager Jolene Nguyen-Cuu, and UCLA statistician Christine Wells published a really important paper in the International Journal of Obesity; as it turns out, one of the most common measures of population health, Body Mass Index (BMI), […]

DiSH Research in a Special Feature on Informing Policy Initiatives!

“Psychology has so much to offer policymakers, so I’m beyond excited to be part of this super exciting lineup designed to read like Memos to the President.” – Dr. T. This week, Perspectives on Psychological Science published a special section on “Council of Psychological Science Advisors”. A selection of papers (including one from Dr. T & DiSH […]

Michelle Obama’s Advice on Childhood Obesity & Body Image

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and recently First Lady Michelle Obama spoke with AOL.com about nutrition, exercise, and her own family’s experience with adopting a healthy lifestyle. She makes a lot of interesting points in the interview, and, most notably, touches on how parents can encourage their children to maintain a healthy weight […]

Dr. T Talks to GLASS about the Biological Link Between Body-Shaming and Obesity

This coming Friday (Sept. 11), Dr. T will be giving a talk to middle and elementary-school students at the New Roads School about the psychological and biological consequences of body shaming. She was invited to speak by the GLASS (Girls Learning Achieving and Succeeding in Science) organization on the New Roads campus, which is a program intended […]

DiSH Lab Featured in the APS Summer Newsletter!

Exciting news from the lab today – we’re featured in the American Psychosomatic Society’s “Meet the Lab” section of their Summer 2015 newsletter! “Meet the Lab” is a new addition to the APS newsletter, and it’s meant to recognize the APS members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and lab managers from new labs that “push the science […]

Dr. T’s Talk at APA 2015!

This past Thursday, Dr. T traveled to Toronto to give a talk about the psychological, behavioral, and health consequences of weight stigma at the annual American Psychological Association Convention. Dr. T’s talk covered her “vicious-cycle” model of weight stigma, known as the cyclic obesity/weight-based stigma (COBWEBS) model, as well as results from two recently-published papers about […]