Welcome to the Self-Attitudes Lab!

Our lab studies the way our various self-attitudes, like being critical or compassionate towards ourselves, influence the way we feel, think, and behave. We are especially interested in the relationship between self-attitudes, eating behaviour, and body image. Through our research, we seek to inspire new ways to understand, prevent, and treat eating disorders, and innovative ways to promote flexible eating, healthy body image, and well-being.


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Research funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Research funded by Ontario Early Researcher Award

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News

Congratulations to Jenessa Shaw for being awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for her PhD research! Jenessa's PhD research will further advance the understanding of the association between emotional distress tolerance and self-compassion. See here for information about Jenessa's MA research.

Congratulations to Sydney Waring for submitting her Clinical Psychology PhD dissertation on relational body image to the University of Waterloo! Sydney will be defending her dissertation on June 22nd.

Congratulations to Michelle Korlacka for being awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for her masters research! Michelle's research is investigating how self-compassion-based interventions can promote distress reduction.