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’s 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 […]

DiSH Lab at SESP 2018!

by Alyssa

A couple weeks ago, Dr. T & Jeff attended the Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology in Seattle. They were part of a symposium full of DiSH Lab collaborators: Drs. Catharine E. Fairbairn, Eli Puterman, Aric A. Prather, and DiSH graduate Dr. Jenna R Cummings! The symposium was titled, “Eat, Drink, (Exercise, […]

Lauren & Daniel won a SPSP Diversity Graduate Travel Award!

by Alyssa

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) annual convention is a core event for the DiSH Lab, and two of our grad students – Lauren Hofschneider and Daniel Rosenfeld – were named as recipients of the the Diversity Graduate Travel Award! This award provides $500 to underrepresented graduate students to pay for conference-related expenses. […]

Welcome Daniel to the DiSH Lab!

by Alyssa

We are having a new graduate student, Daniel Rosenfeld, join us here at the DiSH Lab this year. He just graduated from Cornell University this past May, where he worked as a lab manager for two years, with a B.S. in Human Development. Daniel’s research centers on the psychology of vegetarianism and meat consumption, particularly […]

Dr. T is featured in a new Huffington Post article!

by Alyssa

An article that was published today by Michael Hobbes, titled “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong,” examines the obesity “epidemic,” weight stigma, and health. Dr. T was interviewed for the article and provided her expertise on weight stigma. Check out the full article here!

Congratulations, Megan!

by Alyssa

One of our amazing former RAs, Megan White, is heading off to grad school this fall! We’re so thrilled for her, and here’s what she has to say: “I will be beginning my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at Loma Linda University’s School of Behavioral Health. After developing my research skills throughout my three years […]